Bees are in trouble, folks, and even though the EU’s recent continent-wide ban on neonicotinoid pesticides will probably help (I doubt the US will follow suit), anything that people can do to lend these vital pollinators a hand is most welcome. Have a look at this article, it may inspire you to plant some pollinator-friendly flowers. Cheers, Little Home!
Did you know that honeybees are endangered. Well, they are. This is a pretty scary thing – pollinators play such a huge, important role in our world.
I’ve considered taking up beekeeping, but it seems a little bit daunting and – not gonna lie, I’m pretty creeped out by the thought of walking into a swarm of stinging insects. Maybe someday, when I get some education on the process and can ease my husband’s concerns of our neighbors loathing a new venture.
In the meantime, I’m focusing on planting flowers and shrubs that are attractive to pollinators. It was an eye-opener for me to realize that many of the annual flowers I like aren’t beneficial in that sense. However, it’s been a fun challenge to do research and figure out what flowers bees do tend to enjoy. This year, my garden will be decked out with lots of Lantana…
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