Many gardeners know the plight of the European honey bee – Colony collapse disorder, workers disappear and the hive soon dies out. Many theories have been suggested and studies have been undertaken to try to understand the dynamics of this disorder.
But what can the backyard gardener do short of taking up beekeeping? A PBS article Nature gives many suggestions including planting flowers that bloom successively. Check out the article here Silence of the Bees.
So our heralds of spring not only help us recover from the Winter Blues they help our pollinators live on.
Be sure to plant an array of nectar flowers that begin to bloom once Gaia is warmed by the rays of the sun until she pulls her white blanket tight around her body once again.