Help the Honeybees Live Through the Winter
Honeybees are at their most active during the spring and summer. However, as winter approaches they retreat into their hives to get ready for winter. They keep warm by gathering together in the hives and flapping their wings. This insulates them from the cold. The bees live off their honey until spring comes.
How You Can Help
- Do not apply systemic pesticides to your flowers and other plants. The bees could transfer these to their hives, which will cause their death.
- Plant some flowers that bloom late in the season. These allow the honeybees to store last minute food for the winter.
- Plant some flowers that will bloom early in the spring. The honeybees will be extra hungry for nectar after the winter.