Unfortunately, the number of bees is dwindling due to a variety of factors. The USDA lists the following reasons for Colony Collapse Disorder: pesticides, parasites, stress, mites, and migratory stress.
|This is nuts!|
What can we do to help?
Plant flowers that draw honey bees,
Buy local honey,
Limit use of pesticides,
Don't kill bees,
Take precautions to keep your house sealed up so a colony doesn't make a home in your home, and
Provide water for birds, bees, and other outdoor wildlife.
Bees although small, have a pretty big job. With a little planning on our part, we can ensure that our tea stays sweet, and our gardens are blooming.
That's the buzz,