How to Bee Beautiful

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There are lots of ways to support our bees  so 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 your tips!

Without them we’ll all be – to put it bluntly – stuffed. Simple things can really help – for example if you live in a city you could plant bee-friendly flowers on your urban balcony. Bees love blue flowers, so incorporate lots of blue in your garden!

To buy a £5 pack of Bee Friendly Seeds from Higgledy Garden HERE. Bees like lavender, too.

OK – WHAT CAN YOU/WE/ALL DO?

Support bee beauty brands like Neals Yard Remedies, Apivita, Bee Yummy and British beekeeper Tanya Hawkes’ Therapie Honey Skincare (follow her at @Lovetherapi) – she’s a fountain of knowledge when it comes to bees and has developed a beautiful, award-winning skincare range.

10 THINGS YOU/WE/ALL OF US CAN DO TO HELP SAVE OUR BEES – HELP SAVE BEES UK

BRITISH BEEKEEPERS ASSOCATION

HELPSAVEBEES.CO.UK

THE PESTICIDE PROBLEM

START GETTING BUZZY!

ADOPT-A-BEEHIVE (UK)

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)

HONEYBEEHAVEN.ORG (USA)

Bee Healthy

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!