Betteshanger’s buzzing this World Bee Day: Why are bees so important?
Our tiniest Park visitors need your help this World Bee Day. Our little, buzzing friends carry a big responsibility – and it’s our job to make it easier for them. After all, bees are an essential work force in making our food and keeping our Park looking beautiful.
What have the bees ever done for us?
Why are bees in danger?
Kent’s buzzing with bee activity…
How can we help the bees?
We think it’s about time we show our buzzing workforce some appreciation. Here are a few suggestions in how you can make small changes that will help bees in a big way.
- Show a little love by letting your dandelions and other wild flowers keep on growing. Plus, it’s a great excuse to not weed your garden – you’re doing it for the bees after all!
- If a bee gets stuck in your home or office, don’t panic and reach for the newspaper. Be brave and help the bee find an open window.
- If you see a very tired looking bee, put a few drops of sugar water beside it. You might just give our little worker that extra energy boost that will help it reach the nest again. Find out how here.
- If you don’t have a garden, plant flowers in a window box. It will brighten up your home, and give bees a safe, sunny space to rest and gather nectar. Visit Bumblebee Conservation Trust to find out if your garden is bee-friendly.