Speaking of Bees…

I’m sure many of you have seen the photos or TEDtalks about declining bee populations, but I wanted to share a 15 minute TEDtalk video I just watched.

produce and bees

I love this lecture because it outlines the problems, which are super depressing, as bees could be a mirror of our human colonies… but the talk also offers great solutions at the end that all of us could provide to help the bees stay healthy.

Basically, plant flowers that bees like.  Native flowering shrubs are best.  And if you’re a farmer, plant natural nitrogen-fixing cover crops like clover and alfalfa, and skip the synthetic nitrogen fertilizers.

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2 thoughts on “Speaking of Bees…

  1. Just had to share this on g+ since it fits in with all the other information about unsustainable farming practices that are so prevalent now. Our attempts to artificially boost our crops will end up collapsing our ability to grow anything worth eating and is poisining our water supply and destroying our own heath along the way.

  2. I’m going to share this on every social media I have. Thank you for sharing.

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