Let's Save The Bees!
Our pollinators have it hard these days, given all the toxins; insecticides and herbicides so routinely sprayed. If you would like to help save the bees, plant these:
HERBS: Anise Hyssop, Borage, Catmint, Cilantro, Fennel, Lavender and Sage
PERENNIALS: Anemone, Aster, Buttercup, Crocus, Geranium, Hollyhocks, Snowdrops
ANNUALS: Calendula, Cleome, Heliotrope, Poppy, Sunflower, Sweet Alyssum
There Is More You Can Do For The Bees, And The Birds And The Butterflies!
Neonicotinoid pesticides are systemic chemicals used on dozens of crops – but did you know their most damaging and common use is as “seed coatings?”
Neonic pesticides are applied to many seeds prior to planting. After these seeds coated in pesticides are planted, the toxic chemicals are absorbed by the whole crop which makes the entire plant toxic to any insect that visits it, harming bees and other pollinators. The neonics from these coated seeds can also contaminate the soil, wildflowers, and water. And they are highly toxic to birds: a single corn kernel coated with neonicotinoids can kill a songbird, and even a tiny grain of wheat or canola coated in the oldest neonic – imidacloprid – can fatally poison a bird.
Shockingly, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has never regulated these coated seeds as pesticides, and so there are no requirements for official investigations of the bee kills that clearly result from the seeds.
Tell the EPA to regulate seeds that are coated with pesticides. Tell Them Here
David and Valerie Zimmer, owners of Greater Michigan Timber Management and chemical free gardeners.
Help Save The Bees!
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We have been serving landowners for over 35 years in forest, timber and woodlot management!