Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food supply. Raising Solitary Bees in Hampden is a great way to supplement the stressed out honeybee and sustain our future food source. Solitary Bees, also known as, Spring Mason Bees, Summer Leafcutter Bees, and Orchard Mason Bees are gentle bees who help pollinate your garden. Other reasons to raise these gentle bees:
- Bees pollinate 1/3 of our food supply
- Honeybees are in decline – Solitary Bees can help bridge the gap
- Solitary bees do all their own chores
- Solitary bees are gentle – no fear of getting stung
- Productive pollinator for spring flowers, fruits & summer crops
- Fun to watch, great educational tool for children
Solitary bees pollinate plants more efficiently than honeybees.
They provide an essential pollination service, pollinating our crops and ensuring that plant communities are healthy and productive. Without them mammals and birds would not have the seeds, berries, or plants on which they depend: in fact, approximately one in three mouthfuls of food and drink require pollination.
The Bird Store and More in Sturbridge wants you to “Bee Positive” about bees and learn all you can. Bees offer an invaluable pollinating service that increases plant growth. In 2015, bees helped produce approximately $19 billion worth of agricultural crops in the U.S. alone. That’s estimated to be one-third of everything we eat! To say we rely on the pollination efforts of bees to sustain our modern food system is an understatement.
Come by The Bird Store and More to learn more about Solitary Bees in Hampden. We have been servicing the following areas for over 20 years: Sturbridge, Brimfield, Chester, East Longmeadow, Granville, Hampden, Holland, Longmeadow, Ludlow, Monson, Montgomery, Palmer, Bondsville, Thorndike, Three Rivers, Russell, Southwick, Springfield, Tolland, Wales, West Springfield, Westfield, Wilbraham, Amherst, Belchertown, Chesterfield, Cummington, Easthampton, Granby, Hadley, Hatfield, Huntington, Middlefield, Northampton, Pelham, Plainfield, South Hadley, Southampton, Westhampton and Northern Ct. Enfield, Somers, Suffield, Windsor, Simsbury, and Avon area.