Bee populations are declining. The concerns are that bees support up to $20 billion world’s crop production. In Colorado, for instance, beekeepers have reported losing 30 percent of honeybee colonies each winter. According to National Geographic, bee colonies have been disappearing rapidly for the past 15 years all over the world. The decline in the population of bees could only mean one thing: it is only a matter of time before crop production starts declining too.
One factor that has lead to the bees’ disappearance is a condition known as colony collapse disorder. Symptoms of this disorder include malnutrition, the use of pesticides, absence of genetic biodiversity, and climate change. Saving the bees is critical, as they are a crucial asset of the agricultural system. Without bees, there would be no almonds, strawberries, and alfalfa for farmers to feed their cows.
Here are some of the ways you can help save the bees.
Let Your Lawn Be Natural
Let your yard provide the natural habitat that bees need. That means that you should let the dandelions and clover grow at different corners of your lawn. As much as a manicured one looks attractive, it won’t be doing the bees … Read More
If you’ve ever been stung by a bee, you may think that these insects are more of a nuisance than an asset to humans. However, honeybees are the fuel that drives our economy. These hardworking insects are responsible for the growth of $15 billion worth of food crops every year in the U.S alone, while producing $150 million worth of honey annually.
Through pollination, honeybees facilitate the growth of local Florida crops such as cucumbers, apples, and watermelons- in addition to pollinating almonds, berries, and citrus fruits across the country.
The unfortunate news is that the honeybee population is shrinking at an alarming rate. Colonies across the globe are disappearing and never coming back- with scientists struggling to figure out why this is the case. This is why you should become involved in efforts that help save your local honeybee population.
There are many simple things you can do to help local honeybees thrive. Read on to find out.
Give them more places to live
As urban centers continue to expand across the country, local bee populations are slowly being pushed away. You may find it pleasant not having to deal with bees buzzing around your backyard, but this trend … Read More
04/01/2019 / Author / Comments Off on 5 design trends for the bedroom you should follow over the coming year
New year, old problem — how to turn a drab bedroom into a fab bedroom. For 2019, why not make a resolution to have a bedroom that is super-stylish and clutter-free (which also means swapping out that tired bedroom set). After all, a stylishly designed bedroom may just alter your whole outlook for the year — and we’re here to give you some pointers on how to create the bedroom you’ve always wanted.
Picture for a moment, waking up each day in a bedroom where you just can’t help but say, “Wow, I can’t believe this is my room.” As we turn over the new year, here’s a bedroom design mantra you might like to consider: Keep it stylish, keep it clutter-free, and make it stylish.
#1. Ditch the Clutter
we get into the latest bedroom furniture sets and all the stylish possibilities, we first have to start with
what may be the easiest or hardest part of your bedroom re-design — ditching
all those knick-knacks. Like, the online design website Brabbu recommends, we are ranking a clutter-free bedroom as our top 2019 design
goal. Chances are, you have knick-knacks xand other odds and ends that have
gone unnoticed … Read More