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Keeping Mason Bees in Your Fridge (& Other Ideas For Helping Wild Pollinators)

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There’s been a lot of talk about saving the honeybee, and with good reason. They give us honey, they pollinate our crops, and they are just plain awesome. But with many nations facing a “honeybee deficit”, we’d be foolish to put all of our eggs in one basket. Nature is full of amazing pollinators, and here are some cool ideas for helping them.

Propagate Mason Bees: See Video Above!

Mason bees might not give you honey, but they are extremely effective pollinators. Permaculture legend Paul Wheaton has put together this awesome mini-documentary about these fascinating creatures and what we can do to help them, including keeping bees in our fridge!

Promote Pollinator-Friendly Development

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Halting manmade climate change is a crucial way we can help save pollinators of all stripes. But UK-based Solarcentury is looking to do something for the furry fliers now, too – teaming up with bumblebee conservationists to build bee-friendly solar parks. Given the spread of solar parks worldwide, this could be a great opportunity to build large-scale pollinator reserves. Promoting green roofs on buildings everywhere is not going to hurt either.

 

 

Next Page: Learn how to plant bee roads!

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6:43PM PDT on Jul 17, 2014

I read an article about how we need to help with butterflies. There was a website that was giving free seeds to plant to draw butterflies. Now we need to help with bees. We are losing a lot of things that are good for us. Will our great, great, great grandchildren know or see a real live bee or butterfly?

2:37PM PDT on Mar 13, 2014

No bees no food!

3:31AM PDT on Mar 11, 2014

That is one bee I don't like.

8:20AM PST on Feb 18, 2014

Thanks

3:04AM PST on Feb 16, 2014

Thank you

1:40AM PST on Feb 14, 2014

I do love bees...we must save these beautiful pollinators for the sake of the planet!

6:23AM PST on Feb 13, 2014

I've mentioned this before on other Posts: NO bees, NO human race. Definitely something that my bride and I are going to look into. With "thanks" and "appreciation". Don and WE CAN! :-))

11:57AM PST on Feb 12, 2014

Thank you.

7:36PM PST on Feb 11, 2014

Good ideas for alliances.

2:01AM PST on Feb 10, 2014

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