Your DGB today is to help us save the bees. Daily Grab Back has a special place in our heart for bees. You might even say we are obsessed. We all have various bee items in our homes and some even have bee tattoos. We love bees and always will. Today we are asking you to do everything you can to help us save the bees, particularly the bumblebees.
The rusty patched bumblebees were recently placed on the endangered species list. They join the list of seven Hawaiian native bees that were places on the list several months ago. Bumblebees are the top pollinators of cranberries, blueberries, and tomatoes! It’s spring, so it’s the perfect time to start thinking about the bees, but you can protect bees all year long. The following is a list of several things you can do to help save the bees.
Plant a garden with native flowers. If you live in an apartment, even planting a small container of native flowers really helps.
Limit or eradicate your pesticide use. We know living with spiders is not fun, but when you use pesticides to kill off those “bad” bugs, you also kill off those good bugs.
Overwinter your lawn. Here’s a perfect excuse not to rake those leaves! Leaving your grass unclipped and those leaves in place, leaves a natural habitat for bees, particularly bumblebees to overwinter.
Join the bumblebee watch. When you see a bumblebee, snap a pic, log in to identify the species, and your sighting will be verified by an expert.
Join us in saving the indigenous bumblebees. We need them to save our food, not to mention, they are pretty darn cute.