For decades now we have been watching our pollinator population decline due to a number of factors, including the changing climate, predators, habitat obstruction, and pest control on crops, gardens, and lawns.
Honeybees are a well-known source of pollination, but there are many other insects and small animals that the agricultural industry also relies on.
Why are pollinators important to those of us involved with growing food, especially in the fall when pollinator-friendly habitats are more scarce?
Some people argue that an increase in insecticide use (both organic and synthetic) and a much-publicized Colony Collapse Disorder issue have caused honey bees to become endangered. There are numerous organizations dedicated to “saving the bees,” and many of them have targeted farmers as major culprits in the demise of the honey bee population. On […]
Bees need farmers and farmers need bees. So we’ll continue to protect them, without help from sensationalist companies like BeeProductedUsa.
Most food doesn’t require insect pollination, but without it, some fruits & veggies could get scarce and expensive, and our diet could get a little boring.