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Bee Careful Campaign

Spring is here and with it comes bees and other pollinators. For the next couple weeks, we’ll be sharing information about our pollinating friends, with a focus on bees.

 

 

Throughout April and May 2018, we will be sharing tips for supporting and protecting bees and other pollinators along with eye-catching graphics like the one above. We will be sharing these on social media and at our office. We hope you will join us in making Greater Park Hill a great home for bees and other pollinators.

 

Here are some simple ways you can make a difference in the neighborhood:

 

Tip 1: An easy way to protect pollinators like bees is to reduce your use of pesticides in general. Specifically, neonicotinoid has devastated bee populations. Sign our pledge to reduce your use of pesticides and fertilizers and we’ll send you a cheat sheet on how to reduce each without sacrificing your beautiful garden!

Tip 2: Plant flowering plants in your garden and landscaping to incent bees and other pollinators to come to your garden and pollinate your plants for a more productive and beautiful garden. This is one of the most fun, easiest, and most beautiful ways to help support bees and other pollinators!

 

Tip 3: Have you ever seen a swarm of bees? Did you know that they’re not actually dangerous and that this is how bees create new colonies? Don’t spray swarms of bees you may see! Instead, call 1-844-SPY-BEES and a local beekeeper will come capture the swarm and find it a new home.

 

Tip 4: Try beekeeping! It’s fun and relatively simple. You’ll notice better production from your garden and you’ll even get some honey to sweeten the deal. Lots of local urban farming centers teach beekeeping classes, including our friends at Vine Street Farms. In fact, we have an upcoming class on May 8th at 6:30pm. We hope you’ll join us. Learn more at: https://www.facebook.com/events/256745384854905/

 

 

Download these tips on a handy one-page guide here!

 

To get updates on how to protect bees and other pollinators and to learn about other upcoming sustainability events at GPHC, follow us on Facebook or sign up for our mailing list, which sends one email monthly with a complete list of upcoming events.

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