Who can save the Bees?
& their pollinator friends
The answer to the question is long & complex, often so complex, requiring unknown agencies & departments, that the average joe will never call or write. Our lives are busy, so who wants to spend hours on a call, on hold & waiting.....but if your inclined to do that, I send you a hug & salute your tenacity.
I'm talking about you - Yes you- the one with a curious child, the gardener, the outdoors guru, the grandparent, the mom, the dad, the teacher & most of all the person wanting to make a difference, no matter how small.
I am that person, that small person, but I can attest that a small, unassuming person can make a difference. We can plant, we can change & we can educate. Like plants, small ideas very quickly grow & often inspire.
Little things you can do.
It has been well documented that the number of native Bees & pollinators has in recent years declined & honeybees are struggling through a number of maladies. Pollinators are vital to the survival of our ecosystem, it's a free service provided by nature. They supply a third of our food, they pollinate trees, whose oxygen we breath, they pollinate flora that feeds insects, birds & mammals. They boost yield on agricultural crops & they provide a huge boost to the global economy.
Support a local Beekeeper
Local Beekeepers work hard to nurture & sustain their hives. Coincidentally they often are great advocates for pollinators & often maintain environmentally friendly areas. We have at our farm, set aside areas for wildflowers, sunflowers & a lot of trees. We work closely with our farming neighbors to protect our honeybees during needed agricultural practices. They need these to survive & profit their families, it pays to negotiate & work as a team.
You can show appreciation & help in a small way, by purchasing locally raised honey & hive products. A big plus is, these products are made using the local flora & may help with seasonal allergies. Oh & beekeepers love to talk bees! So from a personal note any opportunity to talk in schools & educate the inquisitive mind is always welcome.