Wednesday, March 2, 2016

Review: The Bee-Friendly Garden -- Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity

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Did you know that honeybee colonies have been in decline since the late 1990's?

Bees do more than just buzz around your garden and make honey. Their unpaid pollination services are an important part of the production process of over a third of the food that we eat.

What can the home garden do to attract and encourage the buzzing bumblebee?

Bee on Wingstem wildflower Cole Mill Acess Eno River SP NC 9281 (5013153447).jpg

Enter The Bee-Friendly Garden, a lovely and important new book written by award-winning garden designer Kate Frey and bee expert Gretchen LeBuhn. 

The Bee-Friendly Garden by Kate Frey and Gretchen LeBuhn

Inside, you'll find all the information you need to create a garden that not only dazzles but also helps the threatened honeybee and our own native bees. Whether you have a small, urban backyard garden (like I do) or a large suburban garden, this book teaches you how to make a few small changes that will make a big difference and help combat the effects of colony collapse disorder and the worldwide decline in bee population that threatens our global food chain. 

Plus, a bee-friendly garden has its benefits!

· contains a gorgeous variety of flowers

· blooms continuously throughout the seasons

· is organic, pesticide-free, and ecologically sustainable

· develops  healthy and fertile soil

· attracts birds, butterflies, and other beneficial insects

· increases the quantity of your fruit and vegetable harvest

· improves the quality, flavor, and size of your produce

This book outlines everything you need to know to make your garden a haven for bees, making it an essential tool for every gardener who cares about our planet and its food chain. Check out The Bee-Friendly Garden: Design an Abundant, Flower-Filled Yard that Nurtures Bees and Supports Biodiversity at your library or local bookstore today!

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