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You’ve probably heard about the mysterious disappearance of bees in Europe, North America and other parts of the world. The possible reasons for this phenomenon called colony collapse disorder (CCD) are climate change, genetically modified crops, pesticides and fungicides, parasites and pathogens, toxins in the environment, malnutrition, migratory beekeeping, genetics, habitat loss among several others. The loss of honey bees means much more than just high honey prices: bees are primary pollinators in both the human and animal food chains.
10 Things You Can Do To Help Save Bees
1. Plant bee-friendly plants
Bees are all about pollen and nectar, as they need it to feed their colonies. Just planting flowers in your garden, yard, or in a planter will provide bees with forage. Flowering trees such as tulip poplars, oranges, tupelos and sourwoods are also attractive to bees.
Here are some easy-to-grow bee friendly plants: lilacs, penstemon, lavender, sage…
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