We will be Pollinating Flowers on our Own

We will be Pollinating Flowers on our OwnIn backyards across America, wild honeybees have almost disappeared along with many kinds of butterflies. Gardeners are having to look at other options for pollination.

The cause of this decline has not be found yet, but some of the factors that contribute to this problem are pesticides, habitat loss, pollution, disease and pests.

Gary Mast, deputy undersecretary with the U.S. Department of Agriculture says that nearly every continent has seen declines in its native bee populations.

“In China, many fruit grower are pollinating flowers by hand because improper pesticide use has killed the bees in the orchards. And nearly two-thirds of Britain’s 25 species of bumblebees are in decline,” says Mast.

There are many species that pollinate in North America like bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and honeybees, and they are all disappearing. Honeybees are the most efficient pollinators, BTW.

[Via: msnbc]

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