Honeybees And Gardens

 

 

Honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Experts say that by 2035 honeybees, which are necessary for pollinating food crops, will be extinct.

Widepsread use of pesticides and insecticides, plus adverse weather conditions, the growing of genetically modified crops, and Colony Collapse Disorder have all reduced the number of honeybees necessary to pollinate one-third of all food crops. Wild bees have also been affected.

By using natural and organic insecticides the lives of honeybees can be saved in gardens and fields.

Plant a variety of flowers to attract bees to a garden. Allowing clover and dandelions to grow and bloom are very attractive to bees.

Many home gardeners and orchardists are also putting out nests for native mason bees.

For more information on helping to save honeybees visit:

http://www.sedona.biz/disappearing-bees0108.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/honeybee.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/organiccontrol.htm
http://www.apluswriting.net/garden/organicinsect.htm

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Author: Marilyn Pokorney
Freelance writer of science, nature, animals and the environment.
Also loves crafts, gardening, and reading
Website: http://www.apluswriting.net
Email: Current address on website
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