Every third bite of food we eat has been pollinated by industrious honeybees.
But, in the past two years, nearly one third of America's honeybees have vanished. Here are a few ways you can help.
Replace some of your lawn with flower beds.
Plant native plant species, which are well-suited for local bee populations.
Reduce or eliminate pesticides and insecticides in the garden.
Choose plants that flower at various stages in the growing season to provide a consistent source of food for pollinators.
For more information about honeybees and other pollinators go to pollinator.org .
You can get a free Pollinator Garden Wheel and a poster of this art depicting North American bee species. There is also a pollinator friendly planting guide for various ecoregions of the U.S. available for free download.