How important are bees?
Bees not only make honey - they also pollinate 35% of our food supply - that's one in every three bites of the food you eat!
But bees are in trouble. Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has been steadily destroying hives all over the United States and the rest of the world. In the winter of 2006-2007, CCD killed 32% of American hives and the cause is still not clear. While no one knows the cause or the cure for CCD, collapsed colonies have been associated with pesticides, newly introduced viruses, fungi and poor colony nutrition.
What's clear is that more hives are needed to help combat the loss of pollinating bees in our country! Wesley House of Cincinnatti invites students to a Beekeeping Class at Grailville this Saturday, April 27th at 1:00 pm. Get to know the ins and outs of keeping a hive - even in your back yard! And contribute to the sustainability of our food supply!
Contact Melanie at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in going.
Let's make Earth Day last all year long!