#BringBackTheBees

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.

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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.

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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 thoughts on “Do Your Part To Help #BringBackTheBees #Giveaway”

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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!!

  4. 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!

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

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

  7. 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!

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

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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!

  14. 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.

  15. Tara Betterley

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

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

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

  18. Janice Cournoyer

    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 .

  19. 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.

  20. 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!

  21. 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.

  22. 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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