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Greener Ideal strives to help you live your life in more sustainable ways with green living tips, healthy recipes and commentary on the latest environment news.

We want to protect the planet and reduce our collective carbon footprint.


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Save Our Honeybees

Our honeybees are in crisis and there are serious effects already in motion due to the loss of these precious and very useful creatures. Without honeybees our flora, fauna and our food sources are going to disappear. There are currently 250 species of bee in the UK and only 25 of them are British natives.   Facts Since the 50s more [...]

Ant Langston

The Buzz About National Honey Bee Day

Saturday, August 17 was National Honey Bee Day across two nations, in fact: Canada and the United States. This holiday celebrating our pollinatin’ pals – whose very existence supports about ⅓ of the human food supply and 70% of all cultivated plants – began its growth in the U.S. on a simple premise: wanting to bring together [...]

Jessica Linnay

May Flowers: DIY Garden Accessories

April showers bring May flowers and you know what flowers bring—bees. I came across a nifty DIY bee hive tutorial on the Homesteading Self Sufficiency Survival page, and soon found myself deep into an internet investigation of all kinds of do-it-yourself homes and hideaways for attracting critters to your yard and garden. Bee Hive As [...]

Jessica Linnay

EFSA Study: Pesticides Harming Bees

On January 6th, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) concluded that crops attractive to honeybees (in particular the European Apis mellifera) cannot contain chemicals from the neonicotinoid family of pesticides. This conclusion was reached after an extensive EFSA study that officially linked these pesticides to the recent decline in [...]

Jerico Espinas

Pesticides Killing Bumblebees

A new report in Nature proclaims that exposure to neonicotinoid and pyrethroid pesticides “impairs natural foraging behavior and increases worker mortality” in bumblebees, “leading to significant reductions in brood development and colony success.” The exposure levels cited in the report are similar to those found [...]

Susmita Baral