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April is Bee Beautiful Month If you’re a bee fan, gardener, bee beauty or health brand, or if you just have a soft spot for bumblebees in their velvety black and yellow striped suits, we’d love to hear from you…
Find out how to bee friendly, below…Meanwhile, Neals Yard have a big save-the-bees campaign running. £1 from the sale of each tube of BEE LOVELY HAND CREAM goes to charities that help protect our lovely bees. And you can sign NYR’s petition to ban neonic pesticides, too – very important. Please help our buzzy friends. They work hard, and we should work hard to save them. Without them we’ll be stuffed. Simple things can really help – if you live in a city you could plant bee-friendly flowers on your urban balcony, because it’s not just the honeybees, it’s the bumblebees, too, who are threatened.
To buy a £5 pack of Bee Friendly Seeds from Higgledy Garden – click here Bees like lavender, too.
OK – WHAT CAN YOU/WE/ALL DO?
10 THINGS YOU/WE/ALL OF US CAN DO TO HELP SAVE OUR BEES - HELP SAVE BEES UK
START GETTING BUZZY!
PLANT BEE-FRIENDLY FLOWERS AND PLANTS
WATCH : VANISHING OF THE BEES – FILM - even if you just watch the trailer. Bee prepared. It’s sobering.
Did you know? OF THE 100 CROPS THAT PROVIDE 90% of the WORLD’s FOOD, 70% are POLLINATED BY BEES. WITH NO BEES TO POLLINATE THEM, WE CAN KISS THOSE CROPS GOODBYE AND SAY HELLO TO A WHOLE NEW FOOD AND ECOLOGY CRISIS.
5 WAYS TO HELP SAVE BEES - The Daily Green
USA info for Bee Fans in the States
PANNA.ORG (lots of useful info)
We like Unbeelievable Health – great for colds, flu, hay fever!
PLEASE HELP SPREAD THE BUZZ ABOUT WHY WE NEED OUR BEES (AND WHY THEY REALLY NEED US NOW)
We’re at @beautyshortlist on Twitter or visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/BeautyShortlistUK so why not buzz by and say hi? Or Tweet us your favourite bee beauty/health products, we’ll add your picks to our Bee Beauty Pinterest page!
Remember the three “Ps” to save the Bees: Protect, Pollinate, Prohibit (toxic pesticides)
Plant a flower, kiss a bee!