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Plants that you can grow to help bees and prevent their extinction

28 mayo, 2021

Did you know that much of the human food depends on bees? It is estimated that a third of the food we consume is thanks to the pollination of various insects, including our friend the bee.

For this reason and many more, our collaboration is of the utmost importance to avoid its extinction. And it really is easy to contribute to the environmental service they offer.

A study at the University of Sussex, in the United Kingdom, was commissioned to investigate which were the favorite plants of bees, and to our surprise, these are very easy to get, cheap and also easy to care for.

So give the bees a hand and grow these plants at home.

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Plants to help bees

Plants for bees: lavender

By sowing one of these plants, you help the bees continue their journey. (Photo: Getty Images)

Herbs

Bees love herbs, and there is a lot to choose from. We recommend basil, mint, lavender, rosemary and thyme.

In addition, these herbs are very useful for cooking and making a delicious tea. Benefits for you and the bees!

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Flowers for bees

These pollinators love flowers, as well as they beautify your home and also attract other environmentally friendly insects, such as butterflies.

Opt for poppies, marigolds, carnations, geraniums, sunflowers, daisies, roses, and petunias.

Butterfly and bee

(Photo: Getty Images)

Vegetables

Do you have a home garden? Invite the bees to meet you by growing broccoli, squash, cauliflower, onion, chives and cucumber.

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Bees love fruits too

His favorites are found in apple trees, cherry trees or even blackberries. Also go ahead and grow your own strawberry plant. They will surely visit it!

Cooking tipGardening is an excellent relaxation therapy and also a way to teach children the importance of living things and nature in general. We recommend doing these activities with your children and / or nephews.

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