MORE BUZZ ABOUT BEES ~ I received several calls after my post relating to bees asking about bee friendly plants which we offer many. I also want to share a little more information and a link to a great website. Did you know bees are responsible for pollinating one out of every three bites of food we take?
Ever wondered what the produce aisle at your local grocery store would look like if bees vanished? Whole Foods Market partnered with The Xerces Society to raise awareness of just how crucial pollinators are to our food system. A Whole Foods Market in Providence, Rhode Island, temporarily removed all produce that comes from plants dependent on pollinators. They removed 237 of 453 products from their shelves—52% of the department’s normal product mix.
The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is a non-profit organization that protects wildlife through the conservation of invertebrates—such as bees—and their habitat. Check out this great website. www.xerces.org