Want to help honeybees?
Stop using pesticides and plant a wildflower, or three. Purdue University researchers have found nicotine-based pesticides are contributing to 1/3 of honeybees - and wild bees - dying each year. Lack of habitat has also been a factor so plant a variety of native plants so bees will have something blooming all year.
Besides all the benefits of having honeybees in a garden, bees - both honeybees and wild bees - are also responsible for pollinating 2/3 of all of our food.
Eye-opening, isn't it?
Plant yellow and blue flowers, those are bees favorites!