Today marks the official start of spring, even if the east coast is bracing for its fourth snowy nor’easter this month. But, the cold can’t last forever; and the sun will warm the breeze again; sexy men will strip off their shirts once more; and bees will return to pollinate the flowers of the field.
But they need your help. (The bees, not the men. Sexy men are doing just fine!)
- 1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators
- More than two thirds of the world’s crop species rely on pollinators
- 44% of bee colonies in the U.S. collapsed in 2016
“Honey Nut Cheerios is continuing its mission to bring back the bees. This year we’ve partnered with Page’s Seeds to give away a packet of Cosmos Sensation Mix Seeds, in specially marked boxes of Honey Nut Cheerios. Suitable as a garden plant across the country, the seed mix will help to create new places for pollinators to thrive. “
“We’re working toward a goal of providing enough seeds to help five million Americans plant pollinator gardens in the U.S. this year. You can do your part to help us bring back the bees by planting your seed mixture and sharing on social using #BringBackTheBees, so we can celebrate all the new pollinator gardens this spring.”
Learn more about the importance of bees and how you can help HERE
Can’t find a specially marked box of Cheerios?
Just pickup an inexpensive packet of wildflower seeds. Once the threat of frost has passed, plant the seeds in a corner of your garden or in a flower pot on your patio. Add water as needed.
You never know what you might attract to your garden.