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It's National Pollinator Week!

Posted by Jennifer Smith on

National Pollinator Week was created by The Pollinator Partnership in 2007 to raise awareness about the important role of bees and other pollinators in the agriculture industry.

Did you know that pollinators are responsible for helping produce over one-third of the world's produce? Without them feeding on nectar from flowers, fruits and veggies, we wouldn't have much foods to enjoy. 

Bees are just one of many pollinating insects. There are also hummingbirds, bats, and butterflies to name a few more. When they don't eat, we don't eat; which is why this Pollinator Week (June 17-23, 2019) Deerbusters encourages gardeners to get outside and grow pollinating flowers.(Growers may need to fence out deer.) 

There are many types of pollinating flowers that can grow in the spring and summer months including: 

  • Lavender
  • Dahlia
  • Cosmos
  • Verbena
  • Marigolds
  • Oregano/Marjoram

Not only are these plants available for pollination, but they are also useful for keeping deer out of gardens, as they are deer resistant!

Pollinator-friendly plants are fun to grow year-round and create a rainbow in the garden. Bee populations are declining; so, do your part to save the bees today!

Learn about bee productivity now.

Dogs and the Bees

This National Pollinator Week is all about saving the bees; and now that we know that bee pollination is important for bee survival and the growth of our crops; it's time to discuss how pets can live in peace with bees.For humans, our natural reaction is to swat away bees; but now that we know about [...]

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It's National Pollinator Week!

Bees are responsible for pollinating 80 percent of the world's foods; and without bees, we wouldn't be able to serve nearly as much natural foods to our families. This is why we must save the bees.But, how?Bees pollinate on certain plants for survival; and when deer eat plants in home gardens, they are taking away [...]

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