LA Times: 6 easy ways you can help save the bees

Busy as a bee is an accurate statement.

According to the Xerces Society, a nonprofit organization working to protect bees, 75% of the world’s food crop depends on at least one pollinator, such as the honeybee. (California’s pollinator-dependent crop value is about $12 billion a year.)

That’s a lot riding on the journey of the humble bee and its pollinator friends.

Although bee populations have been pummeled by their share of difficulties in the last few years including habitat loss and the over-use of pesticides, there is something simple you can do to help:  plant bee-friendly plants, says Janet Andrews of Backyard Bees, an Orange County-based group that rescues, relocates and maintains feral honeybees in Southern California.

“It’s truly as simple as that and fun,” she says. “We can easily all do our share.”

Read the whole story here: http://www.latimes.com/home/la-hm-0604-how-to-plant-a-bee-garden-20160531-snap-story.html

 

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