Don’t step on a bee day is all about raising awareness of taking care of our fuzzy, buzzy friends. It’s also a great opportunity to remind each other about the importance of the bees in our ecosystem as well as sharing a few ways we can all help the bees as we go about our daily lives.
What’s the buzz about the bees for? There are a number of reasons why bee populations are falling globally. In America Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), where entire hives of bees suddenly disappear, is causing numbers to plummet. Varroa (if you’re a keen beekeeper you will have heard about this) is a mite which shortens bees lifespans, this is becoming a real issue in the wild and in captivity. In the UK the demand for more food means agricultural practices are wiping out wild flowers which are one of the bee’s main food sources. Pesticides, habitat destruction, air pollution and global warming are also factors contributing towards the decline.
Steps you can take to save the bees.
Unfortunately global warming and air pollution aren’t things you can single-handedly stop today. That’s not new news; there are a lot of factors negatively impacting the environment which are out of our control. Luckily there are small changes we can make which all amount to a step in the right direction for our ecosystems. Below you’ll find a list of steps, some small, some a little larger which can all positively impact the bee populations in your local area and in turn, globally.
We’re passionate about the abundance of wildlife living in and around our campsites. Find out more about our brand new initiative, the UK’s first ever Bee Kind Week. We hope this post makes you mindful of the choices you make regarding the bees and how small changes can have positive impacts.
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