San Diegan is raising Monarch butterflies in her backyard

SAN DIEGO COUNTY, Calif. — I designed my garden to attract pollinators like bees and butterflies, specifically Monarchs. A family in Eastlake is doing the same. “I went out and bought Milkweed and they just showed up. They have radar for milkweed,” said Airam Marlett, who was inspired by an Instagram post and has had […] […]

Protecting Our Pollinators

Take a look at the butterflies and bees in a garden, and the colorful flowers they feed on for nectar. They all serve a $24 billion purpose. Pollinator species are responsible for one out of every three bites of food, pollinating 87 of the world’s 124 leading food crops, according to the United Nations. Pollinators […] […]

What is Diatomaceous Earth and How Can You Use It In The Garden?

Diatomaceous earth is a naturally occurring, soft sedimentary rock that is crumbled into a fine white powder. Wondering how you can use DE in your garden? Well, as a natural method of pest control! DE works at killing insects because the microscopic particles are very sharp and as an insect crawls over it, it gets […] […]

What Do Praying Mantis Eat: Are They Good For Your Garden

You walk onto your front porch. A praying mantis perches on a porch rail or table. It appears something like an odd-looking animated baby string bean, propped up with green toothpicks. As you move, it turns its triangular head toward you. You shift first one way, then another, and the gaze from its large compound […] […]

Creating a buzz in Detroit’s vacant lots

DETROIT — Timothy Paule Jackson’s affinity for bees began in 2016. In the midst of a bad cold, he discovered “the power of raw honey” and became infatuated. Jackson, formerly a self-employed entrepreneur in commercial photography and advertising, and his partner, Nicole Lindsey — both 35-year-old lifetime Detroiters — saw opportunity in Detroit’s tens of […] […]

Father and Son Build 50,000 New Beehive Colonies Around the World

These two men have increased the global honeybee population by 10 percent with their invention – a hive that lets humans harvest honey without harming bees. The “Flow Hive” is a man-made bee house, that bees can’t tell apart from their own hives, that allows the honey to flow out of it without harming bees. […] […]

10 Amazing Facts About The Monarch Butterfly

Each fall, millions of monarch butterflies leave their summer breeding grounds in the northeastern U.S. and Canada and travel some 3,000 miles south to Mexico to escape the cold of winter—a migration that’s one of the greatest natural events on Earth. How much do you know about the monarch butterfly? These 10 facts will amaze! […] […]

The Bee Is Declared The Most Important Living Being On The Planet

Its sting hurts a lot, but if they were to disappear, it would hurt much more. The Earthwatch Institute concluded in the last debate of the Royal Geographical Society of London, that bees are the most important living being on the planet, however, scientists have also made an announcement: Bees have already entered into extinction risk. […] […]

A documentary film project about honey bees and migratory beekeepers

The Pollinators from Demand Film on Vimeo. […]

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