You may have read the headlines:
Pollinators in Peril!
Insect Pollinators in Decline Worldwide!
Honeybee Colony Collapse Disorder!
You want to help. Maybe you thought, but I am only one person, what can I do? Well the answer is a lot!
In this section we are going to cover all the ways that one person can help prevent the mass extinction of pollinators while increasing the profitability of your farm at the same time. Don't have a farm? That is okay, our techniques will still work to help increase the strength and health of the natural ecosystems around you. As a additional bonus, recent research has found that by protecting pollinators and increasing biodiversity you are also increasing your own happiness!
It may sound too good to be true but, unlike MLM and pyramid schemes, it works. Practicing sustainable farming and landscape techniques that increase pollinator health also increase your bottom line. So you can feel good knowing that you are doing your part to support pollinators while also supporting your family.
Check out our pages containing the latest research and science on creating pollinator paradises!
By Susan Fluegel; I practice what I preach and conduct pollinator research! See my booklet on how to increase farm yields by planting pollinator plots here: Pollinator handout 2021