Maybe it’s because we are in the process of planning the year’s gardens (vegetable, perennial, annual and fruit) or maybe it’s because we’re craving the sounds and smells of Spring…but the subject of bees seems to be coming up on my computer, in conversations with friends and even in the note cards I’ve been sending out lately.
In an effort to spread the word about the plight of the creatures we depend upon for pollinating our food, please visit this blog posting for detailed information and then take these 5 easy steps to make your tiny corner of the world more bee friendly…we’ll be doing the same here at Searsport Shores.
- Plant a variety of flowers – honeybees like blackberry and raspberry flowers, crocuses, sunflowers and hollyhocks. Click here for more details
- Use chemical-free options to control garden pests
- Eat organic produce and buy local honey.
- Adopt a beehive
- Lobby your local university for more research on bee health