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5 ways to support bees
It's no secret that Britain’s bees are in trouble.
There's 35 species under threat of extinction in the UK alone, and all species face serious threats from overuse of pesticide, habitat loss, and a number of devastating diseases.
The good news is, there's changes we can all make to help support our incredible bees.
Our individual actions all add up. And by farming, growing and eating in more sustainable ways, we can create a brighter future for bees, one where nature-friendly habitat is plentiful, and farmers aren't reliant on pesticides to control pests.
Find out how you can help protect bees:
1. Create a buzz in your garden
Planting a variety of bee-friendly plants will provide plenty of food for bees, helping your local pollinators thrive throughout the seasons.
2. Plant some herbs
We aren't the only ones who think herbs are delicious - bees love them too! Find out which bee-friendly herbs you can grow easily at home.
3. Avoid using pesticides
Ask at your garden centre for flowers that haven’t been pre-treated with pesticides, and avoid using insecticides for pest control in your garden. Learn more about the benefits for wildlife here.
4. Support organic farmers and food producers
On average, plant, insect and bird life is 50% more abundant on organic farms. Look for the Soil Association logo on your weekly shop and choose bee-friendly food.
5. Become a Soil Association member
Join a community of thousands of people just like you, who all care as much as you do about protecting the natural world and saving our precious pollinators. Together, we can make a world of difference.