Protecting The Pollinators

bees Recently, the Ontario government launched the Pollinator Health Action Plan in response to substantial declines in most animal pollinator populations since 2006. The Health Plan spans quite a wide range of issues at various levels from beekeepers to agriculture. There is also some good, solid information for gardeners.

With gardening time, thankfully, upon us I thought I might summarize my latest article and provide some pollinator friendly tips.

  • eliminate use of landscape fabric
  • don’t overmulch
  • create small gravel and rock piles in sunny locations
  • use loose leaves on gardens
  • rethink the use of bee hotels and bundles

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Marion Robertson

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Marion Robertson

Marion is co-owner of Bee Sweet Honey Co and Puslinch Naturally Native Trees

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