Celebrate Honey Bees – The First Ever Awareness Day
You’ve probably heard of “colony collapse disorder” as it relates to abruptly disappearing honeybees. Many agricultural crops depend on the honey bee to pollinate the crops, so it doesn’t take too much imagination to see what can happen if the bees disappear. Like me, you might like to join in the first ever Honey Bee Awareness Day. It is Saturday, August 22nd.
Here’s a great list of plants you can plant to attract honey bees to your yard, and directions (such as needing to grow a lot of the plant). You also might want to consider becoming a beekepper, which can even work on a city balcony.
By Annie B. Bond, the best-selling and award-winning author of five healthy/green living books, including Better Basics for the Home (Three Rivers Press, 1999), Home Enlightenment, Clean & Green (1990), and most recently True Food (National Geographic, 2010 and winner of Gourmand Awards Best Health and Nutrition Cookbook in the World). She has authored literally thousands of articles and was named “the foremost expert on green living” by Body & Soul magazine (2009).