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
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.
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