A national survey says commercial bee keepers reported losing 41% of their colonies last year.  But, experts are quick to point out that the number of wild bees are also declining.  Partly, according to Gary Crawford, because we humans don’t provide enough food for our bee friends.

 

 

 

To find out what plants work best in your part of the Northwest to attract bees, contact your local extension office.  Click Here to find the nearest WSU Extension Office.  Click Here to find the nearest OSU Extension Office.

 

 

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