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Gardening: Benefits for Bees

April 25, 201711 min
You hear about the dwindling bee population in the news. What can you do to help?The bee population is dwindling. Their habitat is changing. We need bees and other pollinators for our food supply. How to Help the BeesPlant flowers. Weed killers and development are removing flowers from the landscape. A few planters on your deck will support more bees. Bees are active from late winter through fall. There are many types of bees. You can plant different types of flowers that bloom at different points in the year to help care for the pollinators as long as possible. Reduce or eliminate weed killers and pesticides. Some of them wind up in the nectar and pollen. Prolonged exposure can cause flying issues for bees, sometimes resulting in death.If everyone took one step toward saving the pollinators, we would see marked improvement for the bees. Listen as Matthew Shepherd joins Melanie Cole, MS to discuss how you can help the bees.

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