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Archive for June 2018

Safe, Bee-Friendly Pesticides

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Looking for a way to fight pests or weeds in your garden? Many popular insecticides and weed killers are labeled as nontoxic and “biodegradable,” but recent science has shown otherwise. Studies have shown that when a bee lands on a flower treated with many popular and much-advertised pesticides, they attack the bee’s central nervous system,…

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Lawns for Bees

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Want to make your lawn a great place to encourage bees to visit? Here are a few ideas to set you on your way to  creating a lawn that has some features which are great for bees and other wildlife. As you’ll see, creating a lawn which is beneficial for bees does not only have…

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8 Ways to Attract Bees and Butterflies

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Be a good neighbor to struggling pollinators by turning your outdoor space into a safe haven. It’s true that no one person can single-handedly restore the monarch butterfly, cure bat-killing fungus, reverse the honeybees’ downward spiral—and save agriculture as we know it. But as we work on the larger issues at play, like climate change…

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