Celebrated annually, World Bee Day aims to spread awareness about the important role bees play in our ecosystem.
Here at Kite, we know how important it is to protect these amazing pollinators.
Read on to discover some bee facts and how you can help power pollination yourself, as well as enjoy a variety of fun bee crafts!
Bees are our planet's leading pollinators and according to the United Nations, nearly 75% of the world's food crops and 90% of flowering plants rely on them. Wow.
That means one in every three mouthfuls of food depends on these pollinating superheroes.
Worryingly, they are under significant threat, and numbers are falling across the whole world.
Habitat loss and the use of pesticides are two of the main causes for the loss of bees.
Intensive agriculture is often linked to a reduction in wild spaces, hedgerows and flowers. According to Beebombs 97% of native British wildflower habitat has been lost since World War II.
Pesticides disrupt learning and memory in bees, damage their immune systems and can cause death in higher concentrations. (But organic crops are free from pesticides and harsh chemicals, so they can play a positive role in helping the bee population.)
Help the hives
There are lots of things we can do to try and help bees survive and thrive.
Here are just a few ideas:
- Fill your garden with pollinator plants and flowers to create a bee-friendly garden. Beebombs are the perfect choice as they are packed full of seeds from the Royal Horticultural Society's 'Perfect for Pollinators' list.
- Avoid using any pesticides in your garden.
- Support beekeepers by buying local honey.
- Think organic, both for food and clothing, where you can.
Join in the bumble fun
Looking for a way to get your little one involved? Have a go at some of our bee-rilliant crafts.
They are a great opportunity to have fun and talk about all the amazing things that bees do for us.
The Kite bee edit
Looking for some bee-utiful clothes? Then look no further than our gorgeous bee designs.
Find sustainable styles inspired by our bumble friends, available for you and your little one.