New Bees

While this isn’t a complete or perfect solution, I’m heartened a bit by this article about native bees taking over the pollination duties for a few of their honeybee brothers.

On the Butler Farm and six other sites, scientists are attracting a variety of native bees by planting 1.5 miles of hedgerows made up of 25 species of plants that bloom in the spring, summer, and fall. In addition to preventing soil erosion and shading streams, the hedgerows provide abundant pollen and nectar for crop-pollinating bees. Interspersed in the hedgerows are blocks of wood with holes and bare patches of earth for nesting.

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