At the beginning of July, Milestone’s Bulgarian office welcomed to their family approximately 60,000 hard-working new colleagues.
In support of the local beekeepers and their businesses, multiple beehives are now part of the #milestonecommunity. With this initiative, Milestone hopes to contribute positively to the bee conservation in the region.
Buzzy and Fuzzy
National Geographic reported this February that bumblebees are also in trouble with numbers dropping due to climate chaos. Fuzzy and buzzy, they excel at spreading pollen and fertilizing many types of wild flora, as well as crucial agricultural crops like tomatoes, blueberries, and squash.
According to the World Wildlife Foundation (WWF), simple actions like planting a row of flowers in your garden can help the bees. This gives them access to nectar from March to October.
Before you dash off to the nearest garden center, you might like to know that bees love traditional cottage gardens and native wildflowers like primrose, buddleia, and marigold – even these blue carpatica (harebells).
Photo courtesy of Courtney Dillon Pedersen, taken in Denmark 2011
Plant flowers with assorted colors and shapes for a well-rounded diet! Grow herbs in the garden and containers, too, for you and the bees. Let some of these go to bloom, and you’ll soon see the busy bees visiting on thyme, borage, oregano, and other herb flowers.