Friday, March 21, 2014

UK Home Garden Diversity Aids Suffering Bee Population

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

If you plant it, they will come. A new study confirms the crucial aid that typical British gardeners might unknowingly provide to rapidly declining pollinators.

According to Ecologists at Plymouth University, it matters not to busy bees where they are are getting their food sources. When searching for nectar and pollen, urban gardens make happy destinations for bumblebees. In fact, it might seem counter intuitive but urban dwellings can provide a safer area for bees that otherwise might get exposed to so much agricultural spraying.

Europe has fiercely felt the bee decline, prompting a pesticide moratorium after initially crumbling to corporate interests.