Unexpected Ways to Support Pollinators
(NAPSI)—It's a common misconception that you need a large yard and advanced gardening skills to support honey bees by planting more forage. However, the reality is that anyone with enthusiasm and a potted plant can provide bees with the food and habitat they need. While individuals are crucial in protecting pollinators, many organizations are also finding solutions to help pollinators thrive in unexpected places.
One such organization is the University of the District of Columbia (UDC).
After receiving funding from the D.C. Department of Energy and Environment to
create a “green roof,” the university’s
Golf courses around the nation are also doing their part to plant more
forage for honey bees. Since 2010, Cantigny Golf in
On Long Island,
Many of these organizations have joined Feed a Bee, a nationwide initiative sponsored by Bayer to support pollinator health. Feed a Bee's current goal is to plant pollinator forage in all 50 states by the end of 2018. By partnering with organizations that provide habitat in unexpected places, the initiative's message that anyone can support bees and other pollinators is loud and clear.
By making your garden a welcoming place for pollinators such as bees, you help both it and the planet stay healthy.
You and your family can work together to plant forage for pollinators.
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