This is Don’t Step on a Bee Day Wednesday 10 July and we urge you to help spread the message!
The day is an important reminder that the fate of the common bee lies in the balance – with bee numbers in some countries having halved in the last decade with no apparent cause, it’s vital that we take care to maintain bee populations, pollination and honey production.
The recent press surrounding the ‘Bee Crisis’ has been hard to ignore. Without bees over a third of everything we eat would disappear from our tables.
Here at Kerdene St Merryn park we are surrounded by the Cornish countryside with flowering hedgerows and fields surrounding our Holiday Park. Help us do our thing and bring awareness around supporting our bee population.
Here are the Top 5 Bee Care Tips to give you inspiration for Don’t Step on a Bee Day:
Don’t step on a bee! (of course)
Support your local beekeeper!
The majority of our honey here in the UK is imported (85%!), but with the wealth of bee keepers on our doorstep there is really no need. Support your local bee keeper by visiting a near-by farm shop or deli and enjoy their precious produce for breakfast on some warm buttered toast – yum!
Plant your Bee Good labels!
The little tags that accompany all of your Bee Good product orders are impregnated with special wildflower seeds that bees simply can’t get enough of! Just soak the label for an hour and plant under an inch of soil and watch your wild meadow grow!
Download the Great British Bee Count app.
This wonderful app created by Friends of the Earth allows you to log the bees you spot out and about. This builds a picture of bee health and activity in the UK to secure a thriving future for our buzzing bees!
Build a bee hotel!
Did you know that bees need somewhere to rest when they venture out on their pollen mission? Get the kids involved and get building! You can find a step-by-step guide here: