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Buzzing for a Cause: How to Help Save the Bees in New Zealand

Buzzing for a Cause: How to Help Save the Bees in New Zealand

26th Sep 2023

September is Bee Month in New Zealand, a time to celebrate these tiny yet crucial pollinators and raise awareness about their declining populations. Bees play a vital role in our ecosystem by pollinating flowers and crops, which, in turn, provide us with delicious fruits and vegetables. As a proud New Zealand-based company, queenb, known for selling top-quality bedding and homewares, believe in the importance of protecting these buzzing heroes. In this blog, we'll share practical tips on how you can contribute to bee conservation efforts right here in New Zealand.


1. Plant Bee-Friendly Gardens: One of the best ways to support bees is by creating bee-friendly gardens. Choose native New Zealand plants like kowhai, manuka, and hebe, which bees love. These plants provide nectar and pollen, essential for their survival. By adding these to your garden, you're giving bees a place to thrive.

2. Avoid Pesticides: Pesticides, especially neonicotinoids, are harmful to bees. If you must use pesticides in your garden, opt for bee-friendly alternatives or apply them during late evenings when bees are less active. Better yet, explore natural pest control methods to keep your garden healthy without harming pollinators.

3. Support Local Beekeepers: Buying local honey and other bee products is a fantastic way to support beekeepers and their colonies. Local honey not only tastes great but also helps beekeepers maintain healthy hives. Consider visiting your nearest farmers' market or beekeeper to purchase these products.

4. Beekeeping Workshops: Interested in learning more about bees? Many communities in New Zealand offer beekeeping workshops. These workshops are an excellent way to get hands-on experience and understanding of the importance of bees in our ecosystem.

5. Bee Watering Stations: Place shallow dishes of water in your garden with small rocks or twigs for bees to land on. Bees need water too, especially on hot days. This simple gesture can help quench their thirst and ensure they continue their vital work.

6. Spread Awareness: Use your social media platforms and website to share information about Bee Month and bee conservation. Encourage your friends and followers to get involved and take action to protect bees. The more people know about the issue, the more support we can gather.

Bees are essential to our food supply and the overall health of our environment. This Bee Month in New Zealand, let's make a collective effort to protect these remarkable creatures. Whether it's planting bee-friendly gardens, supporting local beekeepers, or raising awareness, every action counts. queenb is proud to support bee conservation, and we hope you'll join us in making a positive impact on our buzzing friends. Together, we can ensure a vibrant and flourishing ecosystem for generations to come.


Remember, saving the bees isn't just for Bee Month; it's a year-round commitment. Let's bee the change we want to see in the world!


queenb also has a super cute range of bee themed merchandise to celebrate our wee friends; doorstopsumbrellascushionsmugsdoormatspicnic blanketstowelssheets and gardening accessories.

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