Be a bee-liever: why these busy buzzers deserve our attention

And how we can benefit them, too

3 minute read

A bee on a yellow flower

Happy World Bee Day to our WonderPack! Join us in our salute to bees and all that they do for our planet, the OG superheroes flying around and saving our planet. After all, bees have been buzzing around for millions of years, pollinating flowers, helping our ecosystem, and generally bee-ing awesome. Did you know that bees also benefit us in some unexpected ways? Here are some ways bees make our lives better, as well as tips on how we can help our fuzzy friends.

Ways bees benefit us:

  • Pollination: Bees are responsible for pollinating a significant proportion of the world's flowering plants. This includes many crops that provide us with food, such as fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds.

  • Biodiversity: Bees help to maintain the biodiversity of ecosystems by pollinating a wide variety of plant species. This helps to ensure that different types of plants can grow and thrive, which supports a diverse range of other species, including insects, birds, and mammals.

  • Soil health: Bees contribute to soil health by pollinating plants that help to fix nitrogen in the soil. This creates healthy, nutrient-rich soil that can support a diverse range of plant life.

  • Carbon sequestration: Bees indirectly help to mitigate the effects of climate change by pollinating plants that absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. This helps to reduce the amount of carbon in the atmosphere and contributes to efforts to combat climate change.

  • Environmental indicators: Bees are also important indicators of environmental health. The presence or absence of bees can be used to monitor the health of ecosystems and identify potential problems, such as pollution or habitat loss.

A bee on a purple flower

Celebrate the bees on World Bee Day and year round. They’re magical wonders that help the planet in so many ways and help put food on our plates too.

Ways we can benefit the bees:

  1. Plant bee-friendly flowers in your garden. Bees love flowers like lavender, sunflowers, and poppies. Provide a bee house or nesting box for bees to use. You can buy one or make your own.

  2. Bee aware of products that you use, and make sure that they’re safe for pollinators. For example, Wondercide's product residues are safe for pollinators like bees. Not only will you protect the bees, but you'll also keep your home and yard free of pests.

  3. Support research and conservation efforts. There are many organizations and initiatives dedicated to conserving bee populations. By supporting these efforts, we can help to ensure that bee populations remain healthy and sustainable for generations to come. How can you “bee” a bee supporter? Donate to bee conservation organizations and advocate for policies that support bee populations and their habitats.

  4. Spread the word about the importance of bees and encourage others to do their part in protecting them.

We wouldn't be where we are today without the tireless efforts of these fuzzy little pollinators – the busy bees of the animal kingdom. So we're committed to doing our part to protect them. We may be a pest control brand, but when it comes to bees, we're more like their personal hype squad. And who wouldn't want a bunch of enthusiastic humans cheering them on? Keep on buzzing, bees - we're here to support you every step of the way!