Bees need diverse food just like we do. They eat nectar and pollen from flowers – and one of the biggest challenges facing bees today is finding enough food. The good news is, you can help them! By planting pollinator-attractant plants and gardens around the country, everyone can help feed the bees.
Bees play an important role in pollinating many of our fruits, nuts, and vegetables which help contribute to a healthy diet. Since bees are so important to agriculture, we all need to do our part to help them thrive.
Nearly a million people have helped feed a bee, planting their own gardens, ordering wildflowers to plant, and participating in partner plantings around the country. We want to keep the momentum going in 2018!
With your help, we want to plant millions more wildflower seeds. Growing pollinator attractants—flowers, fruits and vegetables—is one of the best things you can do to help feed the bees. Planting your own flowers, spreading awareness with the hashtag #FeedABee, or applying for a community forage grant are all great ways to help our pollinators.