Monday, September 5, 2011

bees help

2010 International Year of Biodiversity: Bees help.

2010 International Year of Biodiversity: Bees help.

It is not well with the bees. Globally, mortality increased alarmingly, in the Netherlands. It's not just a case where nature lovers will worry about it. Economic consequences are enormous. Experience as growers lack sufficient damage to bee colonies. If pollination fails, there is no harvest. The human health is ultimately related to that of the bee.
There has been much research into the causes of bee mortality. Since various factors play a role in the discussions and are in full force and fully implemented.
The varroa mite is a parasite that causes serious damage to bee colonies. This mite has become resistant to pesticides and therefore carries a plague on the beekeepers.
Viruses are also cited as a cause of the massive bee deaths. In addition, bees extremely sensitive to chemical pesticides.

We can help the bees.
First, by avoiding chemical pesticides.
Eg lice: lice Ladybugs are good scavengers. There are ladybug cabinets for sale (or even yourself). If we are to please the ladybirds, the lice for us. Should that fail, that we put in a friendly against product as Xardin Against Lice.

Furthermore we can offer to nesting. A bee does not make high demands. Groves of bamboo stalks or wood blocks with holes of different sizes. There are even ready-made insect hotels for sale. (see the range of insects Hotels Garden Advisory store)
We can also ensure that enough food for you. Research shows that when the resilient as his diet is more varied. Unilateral meals, such as pollen that comes almost entirely from corn, are mentioned as a cause of weakening bee colonies.
We therefore offer nectar suppliers in the form of a varied vegetation. This provides us with a beautiful garden!

Some nice border plants that are important nectar suppliers:

     Eupatorium (agrimony)
     Centaurea (Cornflower)
     Campanula (bell flower)
     Malva sylvestris (mallow large)
     Knautia arvensis (Meadow Crown)
     Veronica (speedwell)
     Agastache (licorice plant)
     Calamintha (stone mountain thyme)

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