SomethingÂ exciting and extraordinary happened in our household this week-end – we received bees for our first two beehives. They arrived late last night and this morning they were already out foraging for pollen and nectar in the dandelions in my garden. Over 90% of the world’s plants rely on insect and animal pollinators for fertilization and reproduction. Bees are the most common and most important of those pollinators and we have them to thank for about a third of all theÂ food we eat. UnfortunatelyÂ the health and population of our valuable pollinators is on the decline. I found this wonderful online article which suggests things that we can do to help our little friends:
So take a look through the shops of EcoEtsy members and let’s think of the amazing world of insects and their contribution to life on our beautiful planet.
This honey sweet locket set fromÂ Polarity is made from a recycled steel auto part and comes with 2 interchangeable bee images and a honey description.
You can do a tag search on Etsy for â€˜teamecoetsy’ to find an item or items you’d like to nominate and please send your nominations via Etsy convo to Morgen at Kootsac. The deadline is 3PM EST on Wednesday.
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