Bees are renowned for their role in providing high-quality food such as honey, royal jelly and pollen, and other products such as beeswax and propolis. But the work of bees goes way beyond this. They are also responsible for the pollination of a third of everything we eat and play a vital role in sustaining the planet’s ecosystem.
Unfortunately our bee populations are at risk due to the use of pesticides, land development (leading to habitat loss), and environmental pollution.
Here are a few simple ways that you can help to support your local bees:
- Plant pollinator friendly plants, particularly plants that are native to your local area to provide bees with the nectar and pollen crucial for their survival.
- Replace a lawn area with a new garden bed as lawns offer no habitat for bees, which rely on blooming wildflowers, shrubs and trees for their food source.
- Provide trees for bees
Bees get most of their nectar from trees providing not only a great food source, but also an essential habitat.
- Go chemical free. Synthetic pesticides, fertilizers and herbicides are harmful to bees, wreaking havoc on their sensitive systems.
- Support local beekeepers. Local beekeepers work hard to nurture their bees and the local community. The easiest way to show your appreciation is to buy locally-made honey and beeswax products.
Our use of beeswax
Beeswax is an important ingredient in our organic healing balm, due to its soothing, moisturising and hydrating properties. We also proudly contribute to the protection of these incredibly vital creatures by our choice of certified organic beeswax, guaranteed to be free from synthetic chemicals including pesticides, fungicides and herbicides. This beeswax is also processed with minimal human intervention, thus furthermore contributing to the protection of these incredibly vital creatures.