Sunday, May 18, 2014

The Importance of Pollinators

Have you ever wondered: How important are honey bees to the our diet? Very, very important!

According to the USDA, bees pollinate over three-quarters of our flowering crops. That's roughly one-third of everything we eat. Everything. Think apples, broccoli, strawberries, nuts, asparagus, blueberries and cucumbers. And those are just the crops that we eat directly. Bees also pollinate the alfalfa that is used for our beef and dairy cows.  

Imagine your dining room table without all of those. No, thanks!

What can you do to protect our pollinators? Here are some easy-to-do steps....

1. Stop using insecticides and avoid seeds coated with insecticides.

2. Plant bee-friendly plants and create natural habitat gardens.

3. Become a beekeeper or buy local honey.

4. Get active and spread the word.

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