New Years Resolution Four: Don't Forget about the Bees
Just as organic is good for the birds, so is it for the bees! This is true for honeybees, but also for wild bee communities and the flowers that they rely on. Researchers looked into how farming systems impact wild bees this year, and found more flowers around organic farms than conventional farms, likely due to the fact that herbicides are not used in organic production. Organic farms supported the most species of solitary bees, while landscapes with small-scale farms had more bumblebees. “Both organic farming and small-scale agriculture directly and indirectly supported different groups of wild bees, suggesting long-term benefits for conservation,” the authors concluded.
This New Years Resolution is part of our 2019 Series on New Years Resolutions. Read the full article on December 10th, 2018 - 2019: Be a part of the solution, and make your new year an organic one! Ten New Year’s Resolutions from The Organic Center