There has been a lot of buzz over the past few years regarding the possible extinction of native, honey and bumble bees. Although clearly the bees are not extinct right now, we should all bee very concerned about their population health and endangered status. Bees are very susceptible to the toxic pesticides used both commercially and residentially. Which is why it is so important that we all avoid using any kind of toxic chemical in our gardens or yards and eat organic food whenever possible.
I was made aware of an article highlighting the illegal use of a pesticide in an Oregon Target parking lot that killed about 25,000 pollinating bumblebees. This is approximately 330 hives destroyed by this one parking lot. Check out the article and pictures of this terrible story here.
Below is a photo circulating the social media world highlighting the human benefits of pollinating bees.