Honeybees are responsible for pollinating plants that produce 80% of the food we eat! We need the bees to survive. Due to habitat destruction, development, monoculture, chemical pesticides and FEAR, the bee population has been threatened. Awareness of their decline has grown over the past few years and Florida's beekeeping community has grown dramatically. Despite these efforts the threats remain real.
1. If there is wild hive on your property that you want removed, don't spray and don't call an exterminator! Spraying usually won't kill the colony but will harm the hive and poison the honey. Call CombCutters, in Miami-Dade County, or your local beekeepers association.
2. Plant native and pollinator attracting plants to give honeybees adequate nectar sources.
3. Don't use chemical pesticides and fertilizers in your yard and gardens.
4. Don't bee scared!! Bees are defensive insects and generally only sting when they feel threatened.
5. Support sustainable agriculture that can provide a more healthy environment for all pollinators.
6. Protect wild lands.
7. Become a Backyard Beekeeper!
Why Save the Bees?
What can YOU do to save the Bees?