News : The Buzz: 5 Steps for a Bee-utiful Lawn

Aug 18, 2015

Originally published on Seacoast Online

By Kristyn Lak Miller

PORTSMOUTH – Honeybees are dropping like flies. According to Greenpeace, wild and domestic honeybees pollinate about 90 percent of the world’s nutrition, yet – despite their vital role in helping create much of the food we eat – the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports American honeybee keepers lost 42 percent of their colonies for 2014-2015, with losses of 34 percent for 2013-2014, 45 percent for 2012-2013, 28 percent for 2011-2012, and 36 percent for 2010-2011.

“Simply put, we need honeybees and we need to do something about their dramatic decline,” said Jason Lefebvre of Purely Organic Lawn Care, based in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. “The good news is that every one of us with a lawn can take a few simple steps to look after the pollinators. In turn, bee-friendly landscaping is inherently safer for our kids, our pets, and ourselves.”

Here are Purely Organic’s five steps for a bee-utiful lawn.

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