Save the Bees

Colony Collapse Disorder
Bees play an important role in our food supply. Over 70% of the food grown world wide relies on bee pollination.  Without bees we would not have many of the foods that we enjoy. Sadly the honey bees are dying at an alarming rate. Scientists are carrying out research to find out the reasons for the mysterious death of the honey bees.  

Many Factors are felt to contribute to Collapse Colony Disorder:
  • Varroa & Tracheal Mites

  • Fungal & Viruses

  • Droughts

  • Mono crops

  • Pesticides: both topically sprayed & dipped seeds

What do we do?

We practice biodynamic farming, and only use non GMO seeds and seeds without neonicotinoids. We do not use pesticides or other chemicals and try to do as many of the efforts listed below.

 

We also educate people on the importance of bees and ways to help save the bee. Recently we worked with the local girlscouts on their beekeeping silver award. Check out their very informative website. 

Here's what you can do:

  • Don't pull the dandelions or clover. Bees love them

  • Plant flowers and herbs even if it's just pots on a deck. Every little bit helps

  • Plant less lawn & more flowers & herbs

  • Don't mow every week so bees can forage the lawn

  • Don't use pesticides or chemicals 

  • Only buy plants & seeds that are organic, not treated with pesticides or neonicotinoid

  • Purchase organic food & products

  • Become a backyard beekeeper. Take a class through your local bee association.

  • Get educated: watch bee documentaries, take workshops, read books

 

What is a Neonicotinoid?

Sometimes shortened to neonics ("NEE-oh-Nicks").  In the late 1990s neonicotinoids came under increasing scrutiny over their environmental impacts.  Neonicotinoid use was linked in a range of studies to adverse ecological effects, including honey-bee colony collapse disorder (CCD) and loss of birds due to a reduction in insect populations. In 2013, the European Union and a few non EU countries restricted the use of certain neonicotinoids.  

 

Do you know the European Union bans many pesticides where the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) relies on the very companies that make pesticides to provide the research that shows that products are safe. That's like the fox watching the hen house. 

 

Washington Post Story on millions of bees dead after South Carolina sprays for zika mosquitoes. Click here to read. 

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