Bees do more than just make honey — did you know we can also thank them for nearly one-third of the food we eat? Many of our healthy fruits, vegetables and nuts come from bee-pollinated plants! That’s why it’s so important for us to help bees. There are lots of things we can do to “Beesponsible” in our own daily lives.

Beesponsible Tips

Plant bee-friendly flowers to help feed bees. Get some help from your parents and try to find plants native to your area.

Build a drinking station for thirsty bees. A shallow dish with rocks will do the trick. Just make sure to keep the water fresh!

Inspire others and give your neighbor a bee-friendly pot of plants.

Spread your knowledge and teach your friends about the wonders of the bee.

Let bees do their thing. They’re busy finding food — don’t bother them, and they won’t bother you.

Cool Bee Facts

Honeybees fly faster than you can walk.

Honeybees do special dances to communicate with each other.

Honeybees have a special “honey stomach” where they store the nectar that will become honey.

Honeybees, unlike many native bees, are a social species that live together in a colony.

Most solitary bees build their nests in the ground by digging tunnels.

Visit Beesponsible.com for even more bee facts and ideas for helping bees. Beesponsible will be sharing fun and important facts about one of our most important insects.  Watch for updates and be sure to check them out online.  One of our favorite honeybee places, The Autumn Orchards depend on the honeybee to pollinate their apple trees every year.  This year was a little tough on 

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