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Saving bees: 10 ways to help the little buzzers

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It was puzzling seeing a huge bumblebee buzzing in tight circles on our sidewalk last summer. Obviously her bee-line abilities were nonexistent.

I later found out the likely cause of her disorientation. She most likely absorbed certain systemic pesticides that cause bee disorientation and deaths. Not a good thing.

Even though we didn’t spray a single pesticide in our garden last summer, that doesn’t mean neighbors haven’t. I’m not a serious organic gardener, but rather have the common-sense approach of…

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