Good bug; bad bug which is it? There are many native insects that play a major role in pollinating your crops. Learn to recognize the good guys, attract them to your gardens, and keep them there.
Native bee populations are suffering. They refer to it as Colony Collapse Disorder. No one is quite sure why this is happening, but many believe it is due to disease, nutrition, stress and pesticides. I hope you all are already using natural alternatives in your gardens and around your homes instead of pesticides. Some past […]
If you aren’t sure it’s worth the trouble to go out of your way to support the populations of native bees and local pollinators on and around your farm–there are many benefits (including financial profitability) to encourage their numbers.
Most often when talking about pollinators, we think of the honeybee–however the honeybee is not native to North America; what’s more–there are some 200,000 species of animals world-wide who contribute to the pollination of plants.
Promoting native bees is a smart way to ensure the viability and profitability of your farm–learn how to recognize native bee habitat, and what steps you can take to encourage your local pollinator populations.