Wherever you are, you too can become a Bee Ambassador and join the movement to protect wild pollinators by creating a bee-friendly zone on your property.
Over 300 homes, businesses, schools, and organizations became Bee Ambassadors in Kelowna British Columbia Canada between 2017–2018. But if you missed the chance or if you live outside Kelowna, you can now sign up — any where!
Pollinators, responsible for 1 out of every 3 bites of food we eat, are in peril due to pesticides, disease, and loss of habitat. You can help save the bees. The solution is as simple as planting food that bees need and creating places for them to live.
Make the commitment. All it takes is one square meter of land, a handful of seeds, and a little love for plants and pollinators.
If you can make the following commitments, become a Bee Ambassador:
- Plant and care for a minimum one-square meter bed of recommended bee-friendly flowers on any property you manage or own.
- Choose pesticide-free plants which bloom from spring to fall and that are native to or appropriate to your region.
- Leave bare spots for wild bees to dig and nest in.
- Put up a sign visible to the public (download below)
- Commit to telling neighbours what you’re doing and get one or two more people to jump on board.
- Put your garden on the map for the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge!
Bee Ambassador Sign
Border Free Bees is pleased to provide a sign for you to display. You may choose a sign in any of three languages: English, French or Spanish.
You may choose to download a file that you can take to a printer. Ask the printer to produce a double-sided 8 X 10 sign on corplast that comes with a lawn stake.
Or, you may choose to download a file that you can print on your own colour printer. You should laminate it and post it on a garden fence or stake.
Please look at our Resources page to find a variety of helpful publications, tips and advice about how to create a bee paradise on your property. Resources include a Mason Bee Home Fact Sheet, Bumble Bee Guide, Gardening Tips, and Bee ID Information, including a link to our Insight Citizen Science Bee ID App.