How to create a safe Bee Habitat in your own yard
Step 1 to create a Bee Habitat
Look for areas in your yard that can be left over grown and wild. Why? Honey bees, native sting-less bees and other friendly pollinators need safe places to hide from predators. They also need tall grasses to rest in from the sun and other weather conditions.
Most native bees need ground nesting areas where they can drill holes into the ground to lay their eggs.
Step 2 for a healthy bee habitat at home
Never use synthetic or conventional gardening supplies in your home garden or lawn? Why? Most gardening supplies you can buy at a local garden shop, contain bee killing chemicals.
Look for the USDA Certified Organic logo on all gardening supplies like compost, soil, seeds, plants and fertilizers.
Step 3 for creating a successful bee habitat
Now that you are aware of how of how most local garden shops treat their seeds, plants are treated with bee killing chemicals UNLESS they are certified organic with a logo, lets get some creative and fun ideas for your new bee habitat.
Bees LOVE the color purple and blue. They also love various shapes and sizes of flowers. Did you know that honey bees use the trees sap from evergreen trees to make their own medicines?
Bees need healthy and treatment free trees, shrubs, flowers and tall grasses in order to thrive.
If your local garden shop does not carry certified soil, compost, flowers and fertilizers, shop online!
You can find hundreds of certified organic garden shops who are more than happy to help you create a lovely bee habitat with flowers that are actually good for our little bee friends.
I thought all plants were organic if you grew them at home. NOPE
You must look for the logo on the plant or garden product, or you are growing something in your home garden that is not only toxic for the bees, but for you as well.