World Bee Day is May 20th!
While it seems that every cause, food, or activity has a recognized day on the calendar these days, we should all stand up and take notice of World Bee Day on 20 May.
Why? Simply put, bees have become increasingly endangered over the last decade due to a wide range of factors, including climate change, urbanization, mass use of neonicotinoids, which are used to protect plants in many modern farms.
Now, you might be thinking, fewer bees flying around isn’t the worse thing, right? They sting, fly in your car window when your driving, and can be quite the pest at picnics. But bees play an enormous role in our ecosystem.
As the largest group of pollinators, they are responsible for bringing us one out of every three bites of food by carrying pollen from plant to plant, according to Pollinator Partnership, and their shrinking population is quickly turning into a global crisis.
How can we help the bees?
If you have a garden, yard, or even an area outside for a pot, you can plant flowers and avoid using pesticides and products with neonicotinoids. At the store, you can buy local honey and locally produced organic foods. And for World Bee Day, you can shop products online that support bees.
To get you started, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite new products that support and protect bees, and they can all be shipped worldwide from US websites with MyUS:
Save The Bees, Save The World Long Sleeve Shirt $25
Show your support of World Bee Day with this conversation-starting long sleeve shirt that has a beautiful graphic of bees around a yellow sunflower with a globe in the core and the phrase "Save The Bees, Save The World" The perfect gift for World Bee Day!
Pollinator Garden $18
Attract pollinators to your garden (and make their lives a little easier) with this three-piece Pollinator Garden Kit. Each wildflower kit includes a custom collection of seeds to attract specific pollen lovers; bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds and includes nutrient-rich material and instructions for planting a one-square-foot garden patch in just a few simple steps.
Mason Bee House $20
After an afternoon of pollinating, give bees a place to call home with this Mason Bee House that houses Mason bees. Slightly smaller than honeybees, mason bees don't sting (bonus!) and are incredible pollinators, with each one visiting as many as 1000 blooms per day — 20 times as many as a honeybee! Made from natural and long-lasting bamboo, this bee house will boost your garden's productivity, help bees, and add a decorative touch to your outdoor area.
Bee's Wrap Reusable Food Wraps $18
Made of organic cotton, sustainably harvested beeswax, organic jojoba oil, and tree resin, Bee's Wrap is an alternative to disposable plastic wrap, lasting approximately one year when used several times each week. That in itself is a big win for the environment, but the company also gives back to bees and supports The Bee Cause, a nonprofit that places beehives in schools and provides young people with opportunities to understand, engage, and learn from honey bees. Try Bee's Wrap with this 3-pack of medium sized sheets that are the perfect size for snacks, cheese, vegetables, and more.
BeeFriendly Skincare is the world's leading all-natural honey bee based skincare company. They use only USDA Certified Organic Ingredients and are derived from honey bees and plant-based ingredients. This makes their products not only environmentally sustainable and bee-friendly but also incredibly beneficial to your skin. Their products contain no parabens, SLS, silicones, added fragrances, phthalates or nasty chemicals of any kind, are NON-GMO, and they are registered with PETA as a Cruelty-Free company. Top it off with a 100% Satisfaction Money back guarantee, and you have a full line of products well worth a try!
Here are a few of our favorites:
Organic Face and Eye Cream $35
BeeFriendly Organic Face and Eye Cream is an anti-aging moisturizing cream made from all natural and certified organic Ingredients that have been clinically proven to reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles while deeply moisturizing the facial, eye, neck and décolleté skin. It has a light refreshing scent and gets rave reviews, including this one from Patricia M: "This lovely cream puts a smile on my face every day. Besides giving my face a youthful glow, it's nice to know we're appreciating the bees!"
Organic Daily Facial Oil $30
Full of anti-inflammatory and revitalizing ingredients, BeeFriendly's Organic Daily Facial Oil provides light but luxurious moisture. Use alone as a daily moisturizer or under any of their face creams or night creams for an added boost of radience.
Raw Honey Facial Mask $35
BeeFriendly's Organic Raw Honey Facial Mask deeply cleanses skin, drawing out all the oil, dirt, pollutants, and makeup that you accumulate on a day to day basis. It also helps unclog pores and exfoliates, leaving you with skin that's radiant, glowing, and refreshed.
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