First grade has been studying all about bees, their colonies, jobs, physical attributes and most importantly why their numbers have been on a steady decline over the past several years. They discovered how important bees are in the growing of our food. Bees pollinate the flowers of plants that produce our food but with the use of pesticides on an incline, bee population is on a decline. Below is a list of ways we can all help.
*Show respect for all bees in their natural habitats.
*Practice a pesticide-free approach to lawn and garden care.
*Plant bee-friendly flowers, shrubs and trees in your garden.
*Accept less than perfect fruit and vegetables so farmers don’t have to use as many pesticides.
Bees make it possible for us to enjoy countless fruits, vegetables and nuts. Please take care of our bees!