BEES PLEASE! April 12 2017

 

 

 

Our fuzzy little pollinators are struggling to stay healthy and happy. The bumblebee population has decreased more than 90% across its range in the northeastern and mid western U.S, due to habitat loss and agricultural pesticides. The Rusty-patched Bumblebee was officially added to the endangered species list as of February 10th and you can help bring them back!

 The Green Light store owner, Sabrina Smith, and her family have been doing all they can by rehabilitating the struggling bees that buzz to their home by providing them sugar water and they make sure to avoid harmful gardening supplies. (see photo)

 Remember, as dandelions may not be your favorite blossom, they supply food to bees early in the spring. There are many other ways to help such as buying local, raw honey (from hives that are not treated with chemicals.) and don't forget to spread the word! 

Less dandelions= less bumbles.

For more information on the rusty-patched bumblebee visit:

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/01/11/509337678/u-s-puts-first-bumblebee-on-the-endangered-species-list 

Why are bees so important? click link to find out!

http://www.onegreenplanet.org/animalsandnature/why-bees-are-important-to-our-planet/

and for more ways to help save them click this link:

http://www.queenofthesun.com/get-involved/10-things-you-can-do-to-help-bees/

 

SAVE THE BEES!