May 20th was International “Bee Day”which aims to raise awareness about the importance of bees in our eco systems and for our very survival. We all have the power to improve the environment around us to support the health of our bee colonies, simple actions in our own garden can really go a long way to creating bee friendly environments.
We have devised this free work sheet on flowers and bees for children at home during this time. There are fun activities which support learning outcomes also.
The pdf’s are downloadable here: Bees Butterflies
Every individual can contribute to the preservation of bees and other pollinators:
Plant nectar-bearing flowers for decorative purposes on balconies, terraces, and gardens.
Buy honey and other hive products from your nearest local beekeeper.
Raise awareness among children and adolescents on the importance of bees and express your support for beekeepers.
Set up a pollinator farm on your balcony, terrace, or garden; you can either make it yourself or buy at any home furnishings store.
Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow nectar-bearing plants.
Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming.
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