“If we die, we are taking you with us.”~ Said the honeybee
Honeybee populations have been declining for some time across the country and local bee clubs, including the NC Appalachian Beekeepers, have been increasing their outreach to help educate communities in how important these little insects really are.
The fact is, the honeybee pollinates more food crops globally than any other pollinator. They are responsible for pollinating one third of food crops consumed each year and that should not be taken lightly.
There are several ways individuals in the community can raise Bee Awareness. The easiest resolution is to plant plants and trees that are beneficial for the bees in landscapes, gardens and flower beds. Also, switching from toxic pesticides to bee-safe products and practices help bee colonies thrive.
- Benefits of the Honeybee
- Good Plants for the Honeybee and Other Pollinators
- Bee Friendly Natural Pesticides That Won’t Harm Pollinators, Matt Gibson, www.gardeningchannel.com
- How to Save the Bees, www.thehoneybeeconservancy.org