10% For the Bees

SONY DSCOne of the major challenges facing honeybees, native bees, and other pollinators (not to mention many other species around the globe) is loss of habitat. In the words of South Deerfield, MA beekeeper Dan Conlon of Warm Colors Apiary, honeybees in many parts of the U.S. simply “don’t have enough to eat.” Our 10% For the Bees Campaign encourages audiences and communities  to let nature plant 10% of their lawn – or plant a bee garden. Organic seeds for bee gardens (donated by High Mowing Seeds and Horizon Herbs) will be distributed after every performance of “To Bee or Not to Bee” or “The Story of My Bees” – a storytelling version of “To Bee” designed for smaller spaces and smaller people.

Are you a business with a lawn? We are happy to recognize your bee-friendly efforts so let us know! Email photos and info to: info”at”ptco.org

Homeowner with a lawn? Are you friends with your neighbor? Get together and talk about creating a “pollinator corridor” down your abutting property lines. Corridors of bee-friendly plants are one of the most effective ways of giving pollinators a fighting chance in more densely populated areas. They also work great on farms!