|PAWS TO CONSIDER - EP#4|
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Today there is alarming concern over the loss of honey bees known as Colony Collapse Disorder. While there are several threats of concern, cell phone tower frequencies, GMO's, parasites - pesticides are high on the list. Bees pollinate one-third of the food we consume – apples, cucumbers, pumpkins, and the list goes on. The U.S. is banning 4 pesticides for two years. While this is a step in the right direction, there are 21 known pesticides causing bees deaths.
WE can help!
- Become a backyard beekeeper. Contact a local beekeepers association to learn how to keep bees alive and healthy.
- Plant backyard bee friendly gardens offering a supply of nectar and pollen by choosing ten or more varieties of correct plants. And, remember NO pesticides.
- Contact your congressman and senators, urging them to do more.
- And, always buy LOCAL honey!