Bees are an essential part of the environment and important for the survival of plants, animals and us. Unfortunately, there has been a decline in bee numbers, and this means that the environment is suffering because of it. In order to improve the numbers of bees, one thing that you can do to help is create a garden that is bee friendly.
For a garden that you and your bee friends can enjoy in the summer, here are some of the things that you can do…
Provide Shelter – Bees need a place to nest and shelter over the winter, as well as in the summer. There are many species of bees that are native to the UK and they have various habits when it comes to nesting. Something that you can do is create a bug hotel for them so that they have a safe space to set up home undisturbed.
Plant Bee Friendly Flowers – There are some flowers that are more attractive to bees, and native flowers are also encouraged. Go to somewhere like this plants for trade Kent based nursery where you will find an array of bee friendly flowers to plant in your garden.
Have long grass as well as Short – Although many people like to have a neat lawn, leaving some areas of long grass lets plants take hold and also can be a safe place for bees to spend time in. Ditching the lawnmower can really help to encourage both bees and butterflies into your garden.
Build a Pond – A pond doesn’t have to be large, but it is a great way to create a better habitat for bees. Having a nearby water source will attract bees, as well as other pond dwelling animals and birds, especially during the summer months when sources of water can be scarce for animals.
Reduce or Eliminate Chemicals in the Garden – Something that is a real problem for plants and animals alike is the use of pesticides and chemicals in the garden. Nowadays there are lots of other ways that you can keep the garden clear of weeds without having to resort to using harmful chemicals which have a detrimental effect on bees as well as other animals.