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saving the bees

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A while ago a friend of mine gave me an interesting ‘save the bees’ planting card. The white bee-shaped card is embedded with seeds. These seeds, if planted, will grow into wildflower species the bees like.

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As you may know, bee populations are struggling. Since bees pollinate plants, they are responsible for the continued success of all the plant species we rely on. The ecosystem is like a tangle of connected threads and the loss of any one connection is a loss to the system.

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Yesterday I planted my seed card in my deck box. I will let you know what grows!!! I am also a believer in leaving wild flowers to flourish on my property. I only mow once a year, I never use pesticides and dandelions are my friends.

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The Save the Bees card is from www.beebythesea.com a source of natural products . For more information about helping the bees, see Buzz About Bees at

https://www.buzzaboutbees.net/save-the-bees.html

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All my best!

Jane

Written by jane tims

July 2, 2018 at 6:30 pm

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  1. Save the bees Jane! Let me know how your seeds turn out!

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    lee

    July 16, 2018 at 2:23 pm

    • Hi Lee. I wonder who the friend was who gave me the seed card!? They aren’t up yet but I’ll let you know!

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      jane tims

      July 16, 2018 at 6:29 pm

  2. We have lots of bees balm. Missed the bees a couple of years ago, though. CCD apparently. Not as many since.

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    rogermoorepoet

    July 3, 2018 at 8:26 am

    • At our cabin we have lots of goldenrod. Fun to watch the bees visiting flower after flower.

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      jane tims

      July 5, 2018 at 11:42 am

      • Our goldenrod is wild, at the bottom of the garden sometimes. We lost a lot of bees balm. A gardener thought it was Japanese Knot Weed and pulled a bunch of it up. Yikes!

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        rogermoorepoet

        July 5, 2018 at 11:49 am

      • Yikes. Botanists can be untrustworthy 🙂

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        jane tims

        July 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm


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