Saturday, 16 June 2012
Saturday Photo: Balm for Bees, and the Eyes
Colony Collapse Disorder--the name now given to the mysterious malady that has been striking honey bees for the last 15 years--has recently been linked to a very common pesticide, imidacloprid. I fon't know if the fact that our front yard has been been chemical-free for at least two decades has influenced its popularity as a hangout with those fascinating insects. I would like to think, though, that my lazy-person's gardening techniques have contributed to the health of the bees in this neck of the woods.
July 4 update: seems the flowers aren't bee balm at all (although the bees love them) but yellow loosestrife. Sorry about that.
Posted by Mary Soderstrom