“The pedigree of honey Does not concern the bee; A clover, any time, to him Is aristocracy.”
- Emily Dickinson
I am away from my computer today...if you need me, you can find me in my garden...doing my part to save the Honey bees!
At the end of the month I am heading to Melbourne, Australia for a work assignment. As I won't be here for summer, I have changed my plans about having an amazing culinary herb garden.
Instead- Plan Bee (heheh) - I am on a mission to save honey bees by planting bee friendly plants- catnip, lemon balm, lemon mint, borage, cilantro, bachelor's button, phacelia, and purple cone flower- in my raised beds. Did you know that honey bees are becoming endangered? I feel that this is one small way that I can show my appreciation and hopefully help these little creatures along.
Here is some great information on the bee situation (includes some good news about the bee situation): beehaviour.com
And another great site: savehoneybees.org
Here are 5 good things you can do to save the bees:
Educate yourself on this issue
Plant Bee Friendly plants in your garden
Reduce your use of pesticides
Support your local beekeeper and companies that support bees: Good Companies
Avoid those companies that threaten bee populations: Evil Companies