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Mar 11

Why Should We Care About Honey Bees? (Bee Info Series- Part I of V)

Posted to Conservation Corner on March 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Allan Warren

BeesIf you’ve ever felt hungry, you will inherently realize why we should care about pollinators, specifically honey bees. As far as pollinators go, honey bees offer some distinct benefits for crop pollination: they work in mass numbers (colonies of up to 50,000 bees); they can pollinate a wide variety of plants, and they can be managed by humans.

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Mar 11

Honey Bees and Plants (Bee Info Series Part II of V)

Posted to Conservation Corner on March 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Allan Warren

Bee Info Series 1Since 2006, as much as 70% of some bee populations have died as a result of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). Seventy farm grown crops, about one-third of our natural food supply, rely on honey bees for pollination. Imagine peanut butter without jelly. If the honey bees disappear, so will the grapes and the strawberries, along with many of the other foods that have become not only favorites, but staples of the modern diet. You can help restore the honey bee population with a bee friendly garden and landscape.

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Mar 11

Honey Bees and Pesticides (Bee Info Series - Part III of V)

Posted to Conservation Corner on March 11, 2016 at 3:55 PM by Allan Warren

Bee Info Series 5Bees are born to work. They are perhaps the hardest working creatures on the planet, and their labor benefits food production in the most valuable way.

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