Make your garden even more pollinator-friendly by building a DIY mason bee house. It’s easy!
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Crashing bee populations garner much-needed national focus, icky food gets recalled (boo for salmonella!), and ag-gag enthusiasts brace for battle with a whole new (pro-transparency, anti-foolishness) dragon. What other shenanigans transpired this week, in the food world? Glad you asked! Here’s the scoop.
June 16-22 is National Pollinator Week, and what better way to celebrate than by inviting pollinators to your own backyard?
Loss of habitat is one of the major factors contributing to the mass pollinator deaths that are threatening our food future. The Open Source Beehives Project is looking to protect honeybees and other pollinators by making it easy for folks to set up bee habitats in our backyards or on our patios.
Colony collapse disorder (CCD) threatens the future of our food supply, and a new film looks to raise public awareness about CCD, what’s causing it, and what we can do to stop it.
Even if you don’t eat honey, bees are a critical part of your food supply. Pollinators like bees are a critical part of the life cycle for almost 1/3 of our food crops and 90 percent of wild plants. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been a mystery for many years, but the more researchers dive into what’s killing off bee populations, the more signs point to one thing: pesticides.
Replacing an old juniper hedge with a beautiful flowering rosemary hedge that bees love is a good thing, right? In my sustainability analysis the juniper wins, and stays.
You can have a wildlife friendly garden and eat it too – diversity is the key.