For the last year or so, I have been made aware of Colony Collapse Disorder. According to a recent Harvard Study, this disorder is caused by imidicloprid, and it causes colonies to collapse even at doses lower than that used in agriculture. Even more unsettling, when the substance is applied to seeds, it grows with the plant. Bees seek out the nectar and then take the laced nectar back to the hive. It’s just insidious. Personally, I think we need to quit tampering with nature. But if we…
Backyard Beekeeping Gaining Popularity in Maryland
Honeybees may be struggling worldwide, but Maryland is seeing a boom in amateur beekeepers. Despite a worrisome decline in the bee population over the last decade, the number of people registering as beekeepers with the state continues to grow—1,872 currently, up from 1,362 four years ago—according to the Maryland Department of Agriculture.
Wits End Gardens Perennials for pollinators: birds, bees, butterflies
Give bees a chance with plants that attract & feed them. Grown neonic-free so bees can dine without a side of chemicals. Sedum, echinacea, salvia, nepeta, more.
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Honey How Do Bees Make It ? | The Homestead Survival
Honey bees use their stores of energy-rich honey to get them through lean times, including winter. Worker bees that gather nectar from flowers and convert