There are numerous ways in which one or two small acts by you can hugely help local bees in your area;
Bring a splash of colour and wildlife to you garden by choosing to plant flowers that are particularly attractive to bees. We've found that bees are particularly fond of purple flowers and find it hard to resist a good lavender bush, heather is an equally popular choice. Flowers with tubular shaped flower heads are also a favourite, such as snapdragons.
If you see a bee looking a bit lethargic you can help give it a boost - mix a small amount of sugar and water on a tablespoon and allow to bee to take take a refreshing drink for an energy boost. However, please do not permanently leave out a bowl of sugared water as this can create some problems for the bee - it is effectively junk food, fine in small doses for the solo bee in need of an energy boost but it should not be a source of energy to depend on.
Leave out some fresh water for bees and other wildlife, at Florence and Bumble HQ we have a shallow bird bath with a few small pebbles enabling the bees to refresh themselves and easily fly away once the thirst has been quenched.
A hugely important tip is to never feed bees honey - they do not eat it themselves, if fed it can unfortunately bring infection and disease to a hive especially if from an outside source such as from the supermarket.