Today we are sharing five ways to support Don’t Step on a Bee Day! Celebrated on 10th July each year.
This may seem just a frivolous post, but in fact our passion for our products is rooted in our passion for the planet. And all it’s creatures. We use the UN Sustainable Development Goals to help focus our ideas and resources too.
Bees are in decline, and Don’t Step on a Bee Day, is really an opportunity to think of ways we can support bees generally. We have five positive impacts you could make, but there are lots more!
Bees are essential to our food production. Without their pollination, we are in really serious trouble. As more land is urbanised, and more chemicals used in farming and domestic gardening, bee populations are struggling.
If you’d like to take part in a national Big Bee Count run by Friends of the Earth, to get a clearer picture of the problem, you can find out more on their website: https://friendsoftheearth.uk/bee-count.
Our friends at the Wildlife Garden Project also have excellent information on bees.
Five Ways to Make an Impact
- If you have any young children (or adults!) in the family that like films, watch the Bee Movie with them. This helps to raise awareness, take away a fear of bees and explains their importance.
- Read ‘A Sting in the Tale’ by Dave Goulson, a thought provoking book on this topic.
- Plant some bee friendly flowers at home or in a community venue, perhaps offer some to a local school or residential setting too? We like www.habitataid.co.uk.
- Support the British Beekeepers Association, either by sharing their information or you can shop online too. They also have fundraising ideas https://www.bbka.org.uk/.
- Buy and support local. Buying local honey is not only a healthy option but supports a local beekeeper, if you are vegan or just don’t like honey you can also Adopt a Hive at many small operators, just do a quick search!
We really do need to make a stand for Bees. If you feel passionately you can also get involved in the more serious research and campaigning. Don’t Step on a Bee Day is the 10th July each year, but we can all make small impacts everyday.