|My marigolds were a big hit with the bees last year. Note the pollen sac on the bee's back leg!|
Here is my latest Garden Blog post for the Providence Journal:
It seems as if there is nothing but bad news lately concerning bees. Mites, diseases, pesticides, monoculture farming practices and the reduction of open spaces and wild habitats are all potentially working together to make it harder for bees to survive. We have all heard the dire predictions of what a world without bees would be like. There is, however, hope for the bees and it can be found as close as outside your own back door.