This is so important. We all need to care:-) I was reading Eliza Waters post( reblogged from KINDNESS Blog) and also today it was something I noticed on my own city lot. I do not see as many pollinators as I have in the past. I have not seen many butterflies, and only one bumble bee so far this year. I have planted many new pollinator friendly plants that the bees can enjoy throughout the season, but I am seeing fewer! My neighbors still use a lot of chemicals, and I am afraid for the bees:-) please listen to this TED talk and care:-)
If you have a small space even planting a few pollinator friendly plants like Cosmos, Zinnia, Calendula, French Marigolds,Borage will feed the bees. Try to landscape with native plants when you can, but most of all care…please because we need to….
As you may already know, Bees crucial to many crops are still dying at a worrisome rate:
Over the past few years, bee populations have been dying at a rate the U.S. government says is economically unsustainable. Honey bees pollinate plants that produce about a quarter of the food consumed by Americans, including apples, almonds, watermelons and beans, according to government reports.
Redditor ‘mmiu’ shared this lovely piece of advice:
“Summer is coming. If you see a bee on the floor still, it may not be dead, it may be exhausted and need of a drink. Melt some sugar in water to help it.”
To understand a little more about whybees are disappearing, please watch this video and share with your friends below...