In the past few years there has been great concern regarding the disappearance of bees around the world. This population decrease can be primarily attributed to pesticide poisoning and habitat loss. Bees are essential to a healthy ecosystem, they pollinate more often than any other pollinator. Pollination promotes plant reproduction and genetic diversity, the building blocks of herbaceous life.
What can we do to help create an environment that promotes a bee friendly habitat ?
Knowledge is power, especially when identifying what native flowers and habitats will attract bees to create a flourishing ecosystem in your backyard. Below are some great resources for identifying various Bee species and plants. These guides will also make it fun to identify anything you encounter on a hiking or camping trip !