Bees Matter during National Planting Week, June 5-12

Honey bee populations are on the rise in Canada according to Statistics Canada, but they still face challenges. One of the major factors affecting honey bee health is access to adequate nutrition.

Honey bees spend a third of their life flying to find flowers with pollen and nectar that they can bring back to the hive. One thing we can do to help these important insects is plant a variety of flowers that are attractive to honey bees and other pollinators.

Bees Matter wants to get Canadians planting pollinator-friendly gardens across the country so the group is designating June 5-12, 2017 as National Planting Week.

Taking part is easy to do through the Bees Matter Buzzing Gardens program. You can visit www.beesmatter.ca and sign-up for a free seed kit.

More information is also available here.