April 20, 2021 | by: Amanda Misner

Bring The Bees Back!

Want some free sunflower seeds to plant and help our bee friends?

Cheerios cereal’s ‘Bring Back the Bees’ campaign is underway! Sign up to have up to 4 packages of sunflower seeds sent to your home to plant and help feed the bees in your area.

I plant Sunflowers each and every year! I love them just as much as the bees do!

Why is it so important to help Bees?  Click here to watch a very informative video.

Wildflower pollen and nectar help Bees to stay happy and healthy! Planting sunflowers, and a variety of wildflowers, is a great way you can help.

Some fun facts on honey bees:

-The bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by humans
-A bee produces a teaspoon of honey  in her lifetime
-All worker bees are female
-The type of flower the bees take their nectar from determines the honey’s flavour
-To get more bees in your garden grow more colour
-Bees love blue and love cluster plants like lavender and rosemary
-1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators, who spread the pollen that crops need to grow
-Bees don’t want to sting you because they die.

Click this link to grab your Sunflower seeds from cheerios. You can also learn more about honey bees and why they are so important to our lives!

Happy planting #AnnapolisValley!

~Amanda

Sources: cheerios.ca
sciencelearn.org.nz