In New England bees have always been a part of our Eco-system, and they play a crucial role in the food we eat every day. It is estimated that we depend on pollinators for roughly one-third of the food in the world today. There is no debate about the importance of honeybees and pollinators in our local ecosystems. Since the late 1990's beekeepers around the world have reported high rates of decline in honeybee populations. The alarming decline in populations has sparked the now infamous ‘Save the Bees’ movement.What’s Causing the Rapid Decline of Honeybees?
One of the major causes for bee decline in the past 30 years is linked to bee-killing pesticides such as pyrethroids for control of ticks and mosquitoes, as well as, neonicotinoids common in traditional turf care applications. A recent Penn State article stated that "the cocktail of pesticides that bees are exposed to is most striking. On average, there were six pesticides in each pollen sample, up to 31 pesticides in a single pollen sample, and 39 pesticides in a single wax sample."
At Pure Solutions, our proprietary Progaea formulation of essential oils, poses a minimal risk to pollinators when used for tick and mosquito control. Our solution is an effective and proven option that is certified National Organic Program Compliant, helping clients get off of harsh and toxic chemicals above that contribute to the decline of our bee populations. We can also proudly state that our products used in our organic turf care applications will have no adverse effects on pollinators as well.
What You Can Do to Help Save the Bee's
Be mindful of the food you eat and try to support ecological farming that promotes environmentally friendly practices and sustainable food. Be ahead of the curve by making a conscious effort to use natural and organic products on your property, avoiding the toxic chemicals that many pest control and landscape services are selling.
Lastly, you can be an advocate by choosing to partner with organic pest control and natural lawn care companies like Pure Solutions. For more information on Pure Solutions bee-safe products and services please watch our video or contact us today!