I have been working with bees professionally for about 8 years now. I am involved in education, conservation, training and “infotainment” all having to do with keeping bees healthy and thriving.
I talk to countless numbers of people who tell me they love bees and want to help bees but don’t want to be a beekeeper, what can they do?
You can do any one or all of these three things but if you’re only absolutely only going to do one of them, do the one that helps bees directly first.
The three things?
Buy local honey from local beekeepers. That honey money is often the only thing that allows them to keep at what they do. You’re not just getting awesome honey, you are helping beekeepers keep bees alive and healthy.
Become a Patreon patron of my Bee Smart beekeeping project at my Patreon page” p. You are getting beehind the scenes access to information and activities while helping ensure that we can rescue local bees instead of them being exterminated. You are helping to make sure I can continue to do more and improve on the podcasts, videos and live presentations about bees, beekeeping and bee conservation.
Buy the book, “The Bees in Your Backyard: A Guide to North America’s Bees” by Joseph Wilson and Olivia Messinger Carril. Read it. Use it.
This book does much more than just show you multiple types of bees and how to identify them. It shows you how to make your yard an attractive habitat and a safe place for bees.
Then do the other two things anyway.