Bees are of immense importance to our ecological relationships and contribute to the biodiversity of Mother Earth. There are plants that are entirely dependent on bees for propagation. Farmers, that supply the food we eat, are dependent on bees to pollinate their crops. Many animals wouldn't survive without them. Berries, nuts, seeds and fruits are all produced by pollination from insects and bees are the number one pollinators.
In the past 6 years the honey bee has been disappearing in alarming numbers. There are a number of reasons scientists have been researching as possible causes but is still under investigation. The incidents are being labeled Colony Collapse Disorder. Take this link to learn in more detail the problem we are facing and possible repercussions of, with our bee populations. Common Pesticide Implicated Bee Colony Collapse Disorder.
One of the ways we can help would be to grow plants that attract bees. Here are my top 10 favorites for attracting bees to your garden.
- Chaste Tree
- Red Clover
I'd like to thank Diva Jefferson for making the suggesting of blogging about bees. It was a subject I didn't know a lot about except for the common knowledge about them. I have learned so much about them because of this. It just proves that you can always learn something new no matter how old you are or how much you think you know about any given subject!