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Beesponsible  We love bees and all they do for us. We speak up for these fuzzy, buzzy pollinators and share ways to help keep them a thriving part of our lives. πŸπŸ’›

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"We have forgotten how to be good guests, how to walk lightly on the earth as its other creatures do." β€” Barbara Ward

On this #nationalpubliclandsday, let's celebrate all the outdoor places we love, from national forests and monuments to grasslands and city parks. β›°οΈπŸŒ²πŸž Not only do they provide a beautiful setting for our own recreation, but also a natural habitat for 🐝 and other wildlife. It's our collective responsibility to preserve these lands and their resources for future generations to come. πŸŒŽπŸ™ Are you spending the day enjoying the great outdoors?

Give your rake a break β€” leave safe places for solitary bees to spend the winter! πŸ‚πŸπŸ @xercessociety shares all the important reasons why and more great tips β€” read the #linkinbio and spread the word. πŸ™

We can't say it enough: #neonicotinoids must be avoided. 🚫 According to a recent study, these widely used toxic pesticides "target nerve receptors in insects that are similar to receptors targeted by nicotine in mammals." If bees develop an addiction to neonics, the threat to bee colonies and their reproduction rates is even greater than we realize. 😒 Read more about this @imperialcollege study via the Science Daily article linked in our bio.

When planting this fall, know what you're really putting in the ground. Please read labels and ask questions to avoid any seeds and plants treated with bee-harming neonicotinoids. 🚫 Great informative video by Beyond Pesticides is linked in our bio.

Bumbles on blanket flowers got us like 😍 These late-season bloomers feed the bees and brighten our fall gardens. Keep them going even longer by deadheading the faded flowers. πŸ‚πŸŒΌπŸ #wildflowerwednesday #bumblebee #blanketflower #gaillardia #beegarden #beesandflowers #beesponsible

We've put together a "Honey-Do" List of late-blooming #nativeplants that are perfect for #fallgardening and #bees. πŸ“‹πŸŒ»πŸ Visit the #linkinbio to our Pinterest page for more info on these six plants, then tell us if you have any of them growing in your garden! β €
βœ” Astersβ €
βœ” Baby blue eyesβ €
βœ” Mountain mintβ €
βœ” Ironweedβ €
βœ” Hyssopβ €
βœ” Sunflowersβ €
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Shout-out to @dmizejewski of @nationalwildlife for lending his native plant knowledge! πŸ‘

Need some #mondaymotivation to start your week? A single worker bee can carry up to half her own body weight in pollen, which she'll take back to help feed the colony. πŸ’ͺ

Honeybees take social skills to a whole new level. In fact, they’re considered highly social bees since the mother and all her daughters live together, splitting the nest maintenance and reproductive duties. 🐝🐝🐝 How do they do it all so successfully? By exchanging information with each other using touch, sound, taste and β€” our favorite β€” waggle dancing! Read the @hobbyfarmsmag link in bio to learn more about their amazing communication skills.

Honeybees live in organized colonies made up of three types of bees. Meet them all in this video! πŸπŸπŸβ €
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Watch the full version on YouTube (#linkinbio) or IGTV β€” and let us know if you learn something new.

Glyphosate doesn't just kill weeds β€” it disorients and confuses bees. 😒🐝 You might not be familiar with this herbicide by name, but it's the active ingredient in one of the most popular weed killers in the U.S. ☠ Please inspect labels as you do fall lawn and garden work to make sure this chemical stays out of our environment. 🚫 #dontkillmybuzz #beesponsible #chemicalfree #pesticidefree #gardeningtips

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