Bees play a vital role in our agricultural system, making the care and protection of bees critical to the future of our planet’s food security. In fact, more than 75 percent of the plants on our planet rely on bees for pollination.
Hackenburg states further, “Imidacloprid is approved for everything. All I'm saying is, you go buy this stuff at Wal-Mart to use on aphids or grubs or whatnot, and the little insert from the chemical company says straight out that it, 1) makes bugs quit eating, and 2) induces memory loss and confusion. Then, 3) it gives them a nervous system disorder. And that's exactly what's happening to bees. I know many of the scientists refuse to go out on a limb and state emphatically that there's a link here, but what about common sense? But then I'm just a dumb beekeeper who's been beekeeping for 45 years. What do I know?"
So, busy bees out there...as we celebrate Earth Day again, create a little bee garden...and if you are in the area, stop in for our "bee-u-ti-ful" pillows (can be used for inside or outside and are made in the USA), candles, and other bee bling!