The buzz about bees is that they’re disappearing. But our Girl Scouts can do much to help support this vital part of our ecosystem.
Here are 4 ways your troop or Girl Scout camp unit can help support the bee population:
- Support wildflowers. You can create a pollinator station for your backyard. If your troop budget is tight, you can get free seeds from FeedABee.com, a campaign from Bayer.
- Plant a butterfly garden. Our campers helped reinvigorate a butterfly garden at Girl Scout camp last summer. Many of these plants that attract butterflies also attract pollinators. You can get free milkweed seeds here.
- Build bee boxes. Some bees does not live in a nest or hive; instead, they live in holes in blocks.This would be a great service project and way to earn your Cadette Woodworking badge!
- Visit a local beekeeper and learn about how they care for bees.