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5 ways to help save the bees

Published 1:51 PM ET, Wed March 4, 2015
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Plant: Whether it's from a window box in your apartment, a garden in your backyard or a green space in your community, there's something you can grow to help bees, no matter where you live. Check out the U.S. Fish & Wildlife service's guide to planting for pollinators. PHILIPPE HUGUEN/AFP/Getty Images
Reduce: Or limit the use of pesticides while plants are in bloom and bees are out foraging. Be careful whenever using pesticides, because they can also poison bees by drifting onto blooming plants or weeds. Reduced use can help prevent poisoning. ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images
Register: If you already have a green thumb and plants available for pollination, you can register your space to be included on the Pollinator Partnership's database. The S.H.A.R.E. map collects pollinator habitats from all over the world in an effort to build the community. Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images
Buy local: Be on the lookout for local organically grown fruits, vegetables and honey that help support beekeepers in your area. Thomas Trutschel/Photothek/Getty Images
Donate: The Pollinator Partnership is the world's largest nonprofit organization dedicated solely to helping protect and promote pollinators like bees. Donate here. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images