Bees and other pollinators are one of the most critical components to healthy gardening and farming. By pollinating the flowers, they make it possible for fruit and seeds to develop. In fact, over 90% of the food we eat depends on pollinators.
Unfortunately, due to a number of factors, including: urbanization, climate changes, pesticides and other chemicals used in commercial agriculture and the introduction of non-native species of plants and diseases, the populations of many types of pollinators have been dwindling over the last several years.
Bee colonies in particular have been hit hard. In the last 10 years, between 20-40% of honeybee colonies were lost. While the losses are getting lower in recent years, it is still a concern to many environmentalists.
Some practical ways of helping out native bees and other pollinators is to
grow a variety of flowers in your garden. In addition to the fruits and vegetables, consider planting some annual or perennial flowers around the garden as well. These will attract bees to your garden and encourage them to pollinate your plants as well. This also adds to the diversity of food that is available to them, which aids in their health.
By using our Miracle for Plants device, you should be able to cut down or eliminate the fertilizers, pesticides and other agents that could be negatively affecting the local bee and pollinator population. It will help you give your local pollinators plenty to snack on.
We spend so much time looking at fertilizers, pesticides and other amendments to get our plants to grow healthy and strong. It’s time we acknowledge and support the bees, butterflies and birds that make plant reproduction possible. We owe a lot more than just honey to their hard work. Next time you bite into an apple or tomato, thank a pollinator for making it possible!