How to build a pollination house to attract bees and butterflies to your garden.
All around the world we continue to hear about the plight of bees. ‘Save the bees’ and ‘colony collapse disorder’ are pretty important things to be paying attention to going into 2017 because up to 90 per cent of the food we eat is pollinated by honey bees.
This is part of the reason more homeowners are getting into beekeeping, myself included. The other reason — its just really awesome and invigorating.
I wanted to share an update on my meadow, the new Flow Hive and the state of the bee population in Canada.
I am so proud to say that the Honey Nut Cheerios program called #BringBacktheBees was wildly successful.
Their original target of 35 million free seeds to be distributed in Canada was surpassed by almost 85 million! That’s a lot of wildflowers to help the bees.
My own meadow is happily growing along. My choices to go with several different wildflower mixes seems to be paying off as the field keeps changing colours every few weeks as new flowers bloom.