There’s been a lot of buzz out there about CCD (Colony Collapse Disorder) over the past few years. So we thought we’d cover it in this post. Basically, worker bee populations have been getting smaller and smaller and that’s a problem. Without Bees pollenating flowers, they wouldn’t bear the fruit we eat. Along with all the other foods that are a result of these hard-working flying farmhands. So who is the culprit? There’s been a lot of speculation and no single answer. Varroa mites, pesticides and poor nutrition among others have been cited. But what can you personally do to help out our little striped buddies? Here’s 3 easy one’s for you green thumbs out there.
Plant things bees like to eat. Clover, Sage, Oregano, Lavender are all good choices.
Provide bee habitats. Bees make use of all types of shelter. Put out a few inexpensive bee blocks (basically wood blocks with holes drilled in them).
And, avoid pesticides. Use natural organic means to control pests.
Most of all, simply be aware that we need bees to support our own food chain. So support your local beekeepers.
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