A Honeybees Story

You are a bee. Growing up in a colony means your constantly busy; protecting the hive from predators, foraging for food, regulating honey, making wax, feeding the young, pruning the queen and the list goes on. Being a mature adult worker bee means you have been promoted to a bee forager. This means you join […]

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Community gardening

Community gardens provide a therapeutic escape from the busy urban environments. They are very sustainable and an excellent source of nutrition for all pollinators. Community gardens add beauty to local landscapes and heighten people’s awareness and appreciation for living things. Community gardens allow families and individuals without land of their own the opportunity to produce […]

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5 Reasons to Grow a Bee Friendly Garden

Environmentally sustainable Flowers help us to breath; they absorb carbon dioxide from the atmosphere and produce oxygen. Then after they die, during the decomposing process they become part of a nutrient-rich soil that gives rise to new  life. Flowers also have a symbiotic relationship with pollinators which ensures plant diversity and genetic evolution. This relationship is also responsible for […]

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Gardening for All Pollinators

Bees get most of the attention when it comes to pollination… But they cant pollinate 75% of the worlds flowering plants on their own. Other animals and insects like Bats, Butterflies, birds and beetles all contribute to the cross-pollination of plants like blueberries, watermelons, coffee and cocoa. A flourishing garden requires pollinators of all kinds […]

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The Secret Life of Native Bees

When you think of a bee most of us picture a typical honeybee, buzzing around the beehive busy making honey and collecting pollen for the colony. However this is just one of the many 20,000 species worldwide… Not all bees are black and yellow and most don’t even produce honey. Many native bees are solitary and only […]

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The Real Stinger

You are more likely to get struck by lightening 72 times than die from a bee sting. However, if you are a Honeybee there is a 30% chance you will die before winter. Bee stings may hurt but its no comparison to how much pain we humans have caused the bee population. Through a combination […]

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