Pristine yards are waste land for bees. Give bees plenty of areas to forage and cross-pollinate by planting bee-friendly flowers in pots and in gardens. Be sure you are not spraying chemicals or using neonicotinoid (insecticide) coated seeds.
Activity 1: Plant native organic bee-friendly flower seeds indoors while the weather is still cool. These seeds will be ready to transplant outdoors when the weather warms up! Watching seeds sprout and grow into flowers is a great hands-on learning activity for the growing mind!
Here's an excellent list of 25 Bee Friendly Flowers and Plants!
Plan for blooms season-round. Provide bees with a constant source of food by choosing flowers whose blooming periods range from early spring until late fall.
We're also including a FREE packet of bee friendly flower seeds with every gift shop purchase! A portion of every Kid Kits subscription box and gift shop purchase, now through the end of April, goes to fund the installation of the observational beehive at a school right here in the US! March's subscription box theme is Bees of course!
Watch the video below to learn more about the observational hive.