Over the past few years, there have been a large number of articles written regarding the importance of honey bee's. There have been even more articles written about the disappearance of the honey bee. It is so very sad!
I recently read that one third (1/3) of the food we eat depends on the pollination work of bee's. I even found a list of 10 foods that wouldn't exist if bee's completely died off. That list included:
- Blueberry's and
So, as you are reading this information, you're thinking "I love bee's too but I just can't have a hive in my life right now". Well, not to worry...there are many things you can do to help out bee's. For example, you could spend a little time this winter researching plants that grow well in your area that bee's love. Then add a few of those plants to your garden next spring.
There are also a few simple land spacing and garden practices that you can implement to help bee's thrive in you area such as:
- Don't use pesticides,
- Provide a variety of food for bee's,
- Provide a year-round, clean source of water, and
- Provide shelter.
(More information can be found at www.honeybeehaven.org)