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“Bee” Mindful of the Bees

Honey in glass jar with bee flying and flowers on a wooden floor.

According to an article titled “5 Things Honeybees Do For Humans,” we benefit a lot from honeybees. Did you know that honeybees can predict storms? They also help fight cancer, are responsible for one-third of the world’s food, and they create honey. You’ve probably seen bees out and about in our Courtland Towers apartment community or flying around Arlington, VA. Because honeybees are a huge part of our everyday lives, we thought it would be a great idea to share how we can all step up and “bee” the solution by protecting these creatures.

Here’s what you can do to help honeybees in your area:

Bee Mindful

Sometimes the best thing we can do to help is to learn more about whatever it is we’re trying to help, in this case honeybees. Take some time to learn more about honeybees and their contribution to our economy. Look up plants and sprays that are good for the environment and don’t harm honeybees or other helpful creatures. You’d be surprised how much information you can find right online.

Don’t Attack Bees

Bees will only sting when provoked. If confronted by a bee, don’t react by flapping your hands in front of you. This will only provoke them. Take a deep breath and slowly slip away. It’s possible that the bee is just curious about you, but don’t worry, it will quickly lose interest and move on. Remember that bees may become confused by different scents of shampoos, which could contribute to their curiosity or confusion.

Buy Local Honey

There are many reasons you should buy raw, local honey. Local honey is prepared by beekeepers. That means that the money you spend contributes to the continued production of naturally harvested, nutritional honey. Check out the link above for a detailed comparison between raw and processed honey. You might think twice about buying processed honey the next time you’re visiting the store. Buying local honey is a great way to support the continued practice of beekeeping in the area.

Thanks for reading today’s blog post about honeybees. We hope you stay safe and mindful as we approach summer. Have a great month!