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25 Easy DIY Ways To Help Save The Bees

They're disappearing, y'all!

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You've probably heard that bees are disappearing, and that this is bad news for everyone.

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While no one's totally sure what is causing colony collapse disorder, we know that parasites and harsh chemicals aren't helping. Since pretty much all your favorite foods–like apples, almonds, cherries, avocados (RIP guac) and sooo many others–rely on honey bee pollination to survive, we're all pretty much screwed if bees go extinct.

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15. If you're in a city, see if you can host a beehive.

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In some cities, urban beekeeping companies can set you up with a buzzbox of your very own. They take care of the pollination services, and usually reward you with honey!

16. Or go big and run a hive all on your own.

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OK, it's easier said than done, but if you're interested, Flow hives are rigged to dispense the honey your bees produce on tap, so you get your honey without the mess or disturbing your bees.

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17. Learn how to substitute honey for all your sugary baking needs.

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Honey is sweeter than sugar, so you can use less. Master the art of incorporating this liquid gold into your baking ventures here.

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23. Make your own solid perfume with beeswax and your favorite scented oil.

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It's way easier to control the intensity of your scent with a pot of solid perfume.

Get the how-to here.

24. Here's a salve to draw out splinters and other nasty injuries.

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It's called a 'drawing salve,' and it can be used for trapped stingers too. Hooray! Directions here.

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The title of this post has been updated to better reflect the information provided.

This post originally cited an article on Grist stating that purchasing bee pollination byproducts will help keep beekeepers in business and thus help bee colonies as well. The statement has since been removed due to conflicting research over the claims.

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