Bambeco Launches Line of Bee Houses As Bee Populations Diminish

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Climate change is impacting the bee populations in the United States, putting them and the plants they pollinate at risk. As part of their efforts to support the environment and fight climate change, Bambeco, the premier retailer for sustainable home goods, has launched a line of bee houses designed to provide refuge and shelter to native bee populations.

“As the stewards of the Earth it really is our responsibility to do everything we can to support all the creatures on this planet and to understand the ways in which we impact their lives,” Susan Aplin, CEO, added.

Native bees pollinate plants local to a specific region. NASA reports that the plants and bees have evolved over time to develop a dependent relationship that could be disrupted by climate change. As they explain, some bees might respond to air temperatures to begin pollinating plants but the plants may respond to ground temperatures to determine the best time for pollination. The bees and plants have evolved to coordinate these times, but changes to the climate could throw the entire system off or kill off a large portion of the bee population. Bee houses provide a way to proactively support the bee populations and hopefully keep their numbers high.

“Climate change truly does impact us all, from humans down to the smallest creatures,” Bambeco CEO Susan Aplin said. “Bees might seem small, but they play an important role in our ecosystems.”

Bee houses allow bees to develop their hives, letting their young grow to maturity to continue the legacy of pollination. They also replace areas where bees would’ve normally built homes that have been destroyed by environmental factors.

“As the stewards of the Earth it really is our responsibility to do everything we can to support all the creatures on this planet and to understand the ways in which we impact their lives,” Aplin added.

Bambeco’s new bee houses come in three styles, all crafted from FSC®-certified wood using a nontoxic, water-based finish that is safe for the environment. Each style offers a different aesthetic that you can coordinate with your backyard style. The Diamondback Bee House features a wide variety of habitat types for an interesting look and lots of options for the bees. The Highrise Bee House features cleaner lines in a rectangular body, with plenty of tubes in which the bees can hide. Finally, the Log Cabin Bee House is inspired by its namesake, with a traditional house shape and peaked rooftop with both exposed and enclosed areas for the bees. By planting native plants near your bee house you can attract the bees to the area and encourage them to inhabit the house.

For more information and to view all of Bambeco’s bee houses, please visit http://www.bambeco.com.

About Bambeco
Launched on Earth Day 2009, Bambeco is the premier brand for sustainable home goods. Every product is carefully designed to ensure it is made using responsible processes and materials that are reclaimed, repurposed, renewable, recycled, natural, or organic. Many of the products are artisan-made, handcrafted, and made in the US. The company’s mission is to bring the sustainability movement home and change the world, one room at a time.

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