Monday, April 18, 2016

Honey, I Killed the Bees

photo credit: pixabay.com
photo credit: pixabay.com

It's becoming very well know, honey bees are an essential part of the ecosystem. Did you know your lawn care techniques could be killing them?

Dandelions are an essential food source for honey bees. Pulling this yellow weed from your lawn reduces the available nectar a honey bee can take back to its hive. Manually eliminating this weed from your lawn is one thing but who “pulls weeds” anymore when it’s so easy to drench your lawn with herbicides and pesticides?

Let’s imagine for a moment, you have just spent all day outside pulling those pesky yellow weeds. Realizing you could avoid all of that manual labor next weekend, you simply spraying the same area.

It’s time to take a break and enjoy your beautiful lawn.

You sit down and sip your refreshing honey-sweetened tea as you notice a bee find that lone dandelion you didn’t pull but made sure to spray. This bee just harvested chemical-laced nectar he will dutifully take back to his colony to convert into more honey.

How is that tea tasting now?

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