How to Care for Bees in Your Neighborhood

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We’ve all probably seen bees around our homes, and while many regard them as an unwanted pest – they should be more celebrated! Bees are becoming threatened en masse, so any bit of help you can give to save the bees and support local colonies is worth the effort! Big or small, you should learn how to support your nearby hive and keep bees safe.

 

Keep Your Garden Lush!

Keeping a garden that the bee population can rely on will help the community immensely – especially if you keep it in a state that they can always use! There are several ways you can support your bees with a garden by planting the right stuff. Bees can make great use from native flowers (that grow the best for your area), as well as blossoms/buds from vegetable gardens and milkweed crops! Having a variety available to keep your bees fed year-round is essential!

 

Give Them A Home

While honeybees and other social breeds are popular and fantastic to have around, you should know that over 80% of bees are solitary creatures! They avoid making hives or openly visible homes and instead live tucked away in holes – primarily underground. They do a lot of work to pollinate our plants, so we need to care for them as well! Leaving part of your lawn bare to let them make their home is perhaps the easiest way to start for this. If you’re looking into more advanced methods, though, you can consider buying or building them a bee hotel! Anything that can offer them some cute, cozy little holes to make their home will help them live and do their tireless work!

 

Lay Off the Chemicals

Pesticides are the enemy of the bee population. While we work to kill the pests, we often ignore the consequences to the insects we want in our homes and gardens. We need to forgo the chemical solution to getting rid of invasive species in lieu of more natural solutions that won’t hurt the bees. There are plenty of bee-safe pesticides available, including (but not limited to) oil/soap spray solutions, planting garlic/chili peppers, and diatomaceous earth. It’d be worthwhile to do your research and learn what native predators are affected by what solutions – a little research goes a long way!

 

Taking Care Of Them Humanely

If bees end up being too much for you to handle in your garden area, there are humane ways of making sure they’re relocated safe and sound. Bee Master of Las Vegas is dedicated to finding solutions to your insect problems without resorting to killing. Bees and wasps alike can be taken care of in a way that will keep everyone happy – a complete win/win/win! If you have problems with bees – call us today and let us help you take care of the problem ethically!