Bumble bees are an important part of the ecosystem. They are essential pollinators of food crops, trees, and flowers. Have you ever wondered what their life cycle is like or if they sting? Here are 13 facts about the bumble bee.
Bees need to store up pollen and nectar to survive winter hibernation. Here are some tips on how to provide bees with the right fall forage to meet their needs.
Why do you need to be more like Johnny Appleseed? Because the world needs you, our planet needs you, and our food supply needs you to be. The pollinators of this nation are in great peril. From development of their habitats, pollution in our waters, air and land, climate change, to the chemical toxins we […]
As a beekeeper and a avid gardener, I realize the importance for both (plants and bees) in my existence. But not just my existence, that of the human race as well. Almost 90 percent of the world’s flowering species require insects or other animals for pollination. What will happen to our food supply if the […]
As the hummingbirds make their way back to their northern homes they will need to stop for food and fuel. Make sure you have an ample source of food available for these feathered friends with DIY Hummingbird Nectar. Commercial products sold as “instant nectar” or “hummingbird food” may also contain preservatives and/or artificial flavors as […]
Creating a pollinator-friendly garden is not as difficult as one might think, especially when using quality plants that do double duty in the garden. These ground covers suppress weeds, keep the soil cool and moist and will attract beneficial insects, especially pollinators, to you yard year after year.