Did you know that 75% of our flowering plants rely on pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds? Sadly though, our pollinators are on the decline, all over the world.
Called “colony collapse disorder”, scientists continue to theorize over the cause of the continuing bee decline. The widespread use of agricultural pesticides and fungicides, viral pathogens, and parasitic mites are among the possible causes.
Because, according to a research study from Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, one of every three bites of food eaten worldwide depends on pollinators, especially bees.
Without these trustworthy and hard working pollinators, our vegetable and fruit harvests will be on the decline as well, ultimately impacting our health.
-We can love our bees and pollinators!
-We can plant colorful flowers and plants to attract them.
-We can eliminate our use of pesticides in our gardens and yards.
-We can support the efforts of our local beekeepers (Cane Creek Farm).
-We can stay informed and be proactive.
Check out the National Wildlife Federation’s Million Pollinator Garden Challenge, a national movement to restore their habitat.
So, thank you bees!