We are hearing more and more these days about the affect of chemicals on bees. Logically, it makes sense that anything that is not natural (ie: chemicals) is harmful, not only to bees and other wildlife but to humans too. How else can Alzheimer disease, cancer, ADHD and other present day scourges on our bodies and brains be explained away?
There are chemical additives in prepared foods and drinks as well as, prescribed medicines. Chemicals are sprayed upon the crops we eat and given to the animals reared for meat too.
We cannot completely escape the insidious presence of these poisonous substances, but we can all do our part in attempting to reduce them by growing our own, or by buying from reputable farmers who stand by tried and true natural methods of agriculture.
Corporate giants are forcing farmers to buy their treated seed and please do not tell me that this does not harm our bodies.
Recently, we heard from news reports that even the flowering plants we can buy from garden nurseries (or grocery and box store garden centers) are guilty of containing the neonicintinoid insecticide. We seemingly, cannot avoid harming the creatures that assist in pollinating our crops, flowers and trees.
My garden is filled with flowers that I grow from seed. I purchase the seeds from reputable suppliers of organic and heirloom products. Eventually, I harvest the seeds that my plants produce and I share them with friends and family, thereby spreading the idea of healthier gardens.
Here are some links you might be interested in. http://www.cottagegardener.com
Buying from organic sources you will be using seeds that are uncontaminated, and you can rest assured that you are not harming, but are inviting insects in to a safe landscape.
If we each do a little, it will make a big impact on our environment. How about you? Do you support healthier gardens and produce? Have you seen honey bees or Monarch butterflies this year? Sadly, I have not!