Do Your Part To Help #BringBackTheBees #Giveaway

Are you aware of the global bee crisis?  If not, I’m going to share some awareness with you as to why we need to #BringBackTheBees!

It pains me to have to even write about this. Why? Well, because I’m sure this is not what Mother Nature intended.

Bees are the most important pollinators of our fruits, vegetables, flowers and crops.

[Tweet “More than 1/3 of the world’s crop production is dependent on bee pollination. #BringBackTheBees”]

Thanks to us humans, we are not only systematically removing the bees’s food source, we are also contaminating it and they are dying off in alarming numbers.

I urge you to listen to this compelling and detailed TEDx talk from Maria Spivak about why the bees are disappearing and why we need to bring them back. It brought tears to eyes. Take the time to really listen to what she is saying and let it sink in. Please.

Unreal isn’t it?

[Tweet “1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators. #BringBackTheBees”]

I know of a few people who are taking on being beekeepers and I commend them for it. I may not be able to maintain a hive but I will definitely be able to plant wildflowers and do my part!

I recently received a few items to get me started and the folks at Honey Nut Cheerios partnered with me to give away a #BringBackTheBees prize pack to one of you!

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GIVEAWAY TIME!

**UPDATE!**

Here’s a pic of the actual prize you will receive:

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The prize pack includes a mix of fun and practical items: gardening gloves for adults and kids, a watering can, gardening tools, a sun hat, garden bag, and most importantly wildflower seeds to get your garden started!

Open to Canada only – Ends June 18, 2016 at 1:00pm.

And just in case you don’t win – Get the best and brightest vegetable and flower selections for the upcoming season. Click here to order your FREE Vesey’s catalogue.

How are you doing your part to #BringBackTheBees?

72 Comments

  1. Linda
    June 17, 2016 / 9:22 pm

    In my garden, we plant a lot of flowers to attract bees to our area.

  2. Caryn Coates
    June 17, 2016 / 7:45 pm

    We plant wildflowers all the time. Bees are so important.

  3. Amy Heffernan
    June 14, 2016 / 9:27 am

    We have planted some wild flowers!

  4. stacey h
    June 13, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    i plant wildflowers and avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides. i received the seed package from Vesseys and ordered some veggie seeds too 🙂

  5. Wayne Lecoy
    June 12, 2016 / 8:14 am

    It would be great to win a Bring Back The Bees Prize Pack.
    In response to your question of
    How are you doing your part to #BringBackTheBees?
    I have flowers in front of my house and in the backyard.
    Thank you for having this giveaway.

  6. Lisa bolduc
    June 11, 2016 / 10:26 pm

    I received a sample pack of wildflowers and I have planted them with my son

  7. Tracey Peckford
    June 10, 2016 / 9:29 am

    Awesome giveaway! We really need to do what we can to get the bee population back up.

  8. KellyPC
    June 10, 2016 / 1:46 am

    We are only buying plants from nurseries this year that can assure us that no bee-harming pesticides have been used, no more big-box store garden centres!!

  9. June 9, 2016 / 1:17 pm

    i have seeded wide flowers in my backyard

  10. angela m
    June 8, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I have planted some wildflower seeds

  11. Nate Fuller
    June 8, 2016 / 8:37 am

    Last year we started a garden so we could grow our own veggies and we had a bunch of bees come and visit our plants!

  12. Bernice
    June 7, 2016 / 11:07 pm

    i left my dandelions growing in my yard and boulevard (the neighbours didn’t like that to much ) and my daughters planted flowers

  13. Harvinderks
    June 7, 2016 / 10:20 pm

    We planted a lot of flowers and flower bearing plants this year! Hope the bee populations grows as people become more aware. Thanks.

  14. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard
    June 7, 2016 / 8:46 pm

    we leave dandelions alone and plant bee friendly plants

  15. June 7, 2016 / 5:51 pm

    We participated in the Bring Back the Bees promotion and have planted our wildflowers, along with leaving the dandelions and keeping a lovely garden to nourish the bees!

  16. caryn s
    June 7, 2016 / 2:00 pm

    I have planted fruits and veggies to help save the bees. I also left the dandelions on the lawn for them!

  17. Rhonda W G.
    June 7, 2016 / 11:51 am

    I planted wildflowers as well as other flowers like cosmos. I also have many flowering shrubs and plants.

  18. Shara W
    June 7, 2016 / 11:20 am

    We plant bee friendly flowers, keep fruit trees, and leave dandelions alone when we can.

  19. Christy E
    June 7, 2016 / 9:42 am

    We are planting flowers as well as we put out water dishes, full with rocks and often see them drinking out of it on the hot days.

  20. Cheryl
    June 7, 2016 / 9:11 am

    We are planting flowers and encouraging friends to do so also

  21. Jennifer Verhaeghe
    June 7, 2016 / 7:55 am

    We been planting bee-friendly plants, and do not use weed killer

  22. heidi c.
    June 7, 2016 / 12:35 am

    We have planted a number of flowers as well as have been leaving a lot of dandelions.

  23. Tara F
    June 6, 2016 / 11:35 pm

    I planted wild flowers this year too!!

  24. June 6, 2016 / 8:13 pm

    We live on 15 acres and always have lots of wildflowers and a garden. We’ve seen more bees this year then ever before. I hope it’s because there are more of them and not only because we’re the only place that has food for them to eat.

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  25. Wendy hutton
    June 6, 2016 / 7:15 pm

    well I planted the wildflowers seeds I got from cheerios and I also planted a wide variety of flowers in my flowerbeds and have noticed quite a few bee buzzing around

  26. Viv Sluys
    June 6, 2016 / 5:50 pm

    I’ve been planting bee-friendly plants, not using weed killer and telling friends and family about the bees. I also have an apple tree, raspberry bushes and strawberry plants that the bees love!

  27. jan
    June 6, 2016 / 4:33 pm

    we left our dandelions for them and also have lots of flowers

  28. Patrick Siu
    June 6, 2016 / 4:00 pm

    I planted sunflowers for the bees

  29. Dianne G.
    June 6, 2016 / 3:16 pm

    We planted wild flower seeds last year and we will be planting more flowers this year as well.

  30. nicolthepickle
    June 6, 2016 / 12:42 pm

    We don’t mow down the dandelions and my kids planted flowers.

  31. DORIS HUMBER
    June 6, 2016 / 11:21 am

    I only realized this year that this was becoming a major threat to their existence. So when I did my gardening, I planted some wild flowers. I have seen a couple bees, not many. Hopefully over time there will be more.

  32. ivy pluchinsky
    June 6, 2016 / 11:02 am

    We planted some wild flowers, hopefully this helps to bring back the bees!

  33. Tara Betterley
    June 6, 2016 / 8:59 am

    This year, we have planted wildflowers along the side of our house where flowers normally wouldn’t grow as it is too dry.

  34. Treen Goodwin
    June 6, 2016 / 8:50 am

    I planted flowers in the backyard to attract the bees #BringBackTheBees , thanks for the chance 🙂

  35. Stacy k
    June 6, 2016 / 8:24 am

    I’ve planted flowers and fruit plants in my yard and do not spray chemicals
    #BringBackTheBees

  36. Eric R
    June 6, 2016 / 2:35 am

    Not using insecticides and Herbicides. By planting flowers and creating bee homes for

  37. Rebby
    June 6, 2016 / 12:16 am

    I plant a garden every year and the bees visit often!

  38. Julie bolduc
    June 5, 2016 / 10:53 pm

    I plant different flowers

  39. Tracy D
    June 5, 2016 / 9:01 pm

    We planted a section of wildflowers in the backyard this year!

  40. Jessica M Walker
    June 5, 2016 / 8:36 pm

    I will be planting more wild flowers to do my part.

  41. Gillian Morgan
    June 5, 2016 / 8:22 pm

    I plant varieties of flowers that appeal to bees.

  42. loucheryl
    June 5, 2016 / 8:20 pm

    I have planted shrubs and flowers that are bee friendly and that I know bees like. 🙂

  43. Soozle
    June 5, 2016 / 5:21 pm

    I plant lots of flowers that are attractive to bees currently!

  44. Cheryl
    June 5, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    I let the dandelions grow and was not as quick to weed them this year. 🙂

  45. carla pereira
    June 5, 2016 / 5:00 pm

    I didnt know it was a problem – but I do have wildflowers next to my house we moved into:)

  46. Judy Cowan
    June 5, 2016 / 4:46 pm

    I planted some wildflowers this year to help bring back the bees. Hopefully they will love our garden!

  47. Robyn Bellefleur
    June 5, 2016 / 4:14 pm

    I leave my dandelions on my lawn and I plant wild flower seeds in my garden.

  48. Andrea Amy
    June 5, 2016 / 2:55 pm

    we have an assortment of wild flowers growing in our backyard

  49. Janice Cournoyer
    June 5, 2016 / 2:40 pm

    We planted 6 packages of wild flower seeds this year. We do not use chemcials and have a huge garden that has lots of bees. I would love to try setting up a hive .

  50. Sunshine G
    June 5, 2016 / 12:45 pm

    We just planted some wildflowers…waiting to see if the bees come!

  51. telise
    June 5, 2016 / 10:01 am

    this is such a fun thing to do with kids. my daughters love bees and butterflies and have had so much fun planting a garden that accommodates both! love this and thanks for spreading awareness.

  52. Victoria Ess
    June 5, 2016 / 8:45 am

    We already planted wildflowers in our garden but could use some more!

  53. Nicole B
    June 5, 2016 / 7:58 am

    I am planting flowers around the house and leaving the dandelions alone!

  54. June 5, 2016 / 7:31 am

    Unfortunately I wasn’t aware that there is a Global Bee Crisis. After watching the TEDx talk from Maria Spivak about why the bees are disappearing and why we need to bring them back, I plan on planting some flowers to help #BringBackTheBees!

  55. Elizabeth R
    June 5, 2016 / 6:56 am

    We have planted many bee friendly flowering plants in our gardens.

  56. Tainan Lu
    June 5, 2016 / 1:15 am

    We are planting flowers and vegetables.

  57. Kathleen
    June 5, 2016 / 12:30 am

    Just learned this year about how important dandelions are for bees, so leaving them alone

  58. Sherrie Guthrie
    June 5, 2016 / 12:06 am

    We are planting wild flowers!

  59. Marla
    June 4, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    We’ve got lots of flowers at our seasonal back campsite & this would be a great addition at
    Home!

  60. Amy C
    June 4, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    We are planting flowers, fruits and vegetables.

  61. Jen
    June 4, 2016 / 7:25 pm

    I helped a bunch of my family plant flowers

  62. Florence C
    June 4, 2016 / 7:20 pm

    I planted some wild flower seeds that I received in the mail.

  63. Elaine G
    June 4, 2016 / 7:18 pm

    I made a flower bed of wild flower seeds.

  64. Jay Nelson
    June 4, 2016 / 7:07 pm

    I planted Californian Poppies as they were a big hit with the bees last summer! My kids and I were reading about how to make a drinking pool for bees – a plate with clean pebbles and water – we found a nice plate for them and will clean some pebbles tomorrow. I am contemplating turning part of the veggie garden to a bee flower garden.

    • June 7, 2016 / 10:49 am

      Amazing! 🙂 great ideas, thanks for sharing!

  65. June 4, 2016 / 7:06 pm

    Hopefully by winning the contest and planting the bee friendly wildflowers!

  66. Josh S
    June 4, 2016 / 7:05 pm

    We planted some flowers and we don’t get rid of dandelions. We leave them for the bees to enjoy.

  67. Jasen H
    June 4, 2016 / 6:52 pm

    I’ve planted several beds of wild flower seeds. A few more wouldn’t hurt!

  68. Juliee Fitze
    June 4, 2016 / 6:17 pm

    I leave my dandelions alone in the spring so the bees have food when they need it.

  69. June 4, 2016 / 5:52 pm

    I have many fruit bearing trees and shrubs in my yard. The bees are swarming all over them today!

  70. Jonnie
    June 4, 2016 / 4:47 pm

    I wasn’t doing anything because I didn’t know there was a problem but now I will plant some wildflowers

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