Help make Overland PArk a Bee Safe Neighborhood
Why do we want to become a bee safe neighborhood?
We need to protect our bees. Bees pollinate our food, and without them we loose crops like cherries, and blueberries. In just the last ten years, over 40% of US bee colonies have suffered Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) which is thought to be caused, at least in part, by the wide-spread use of systemic, neonicotinoid pesticides.
For more on what specific crops are pollinated by bees click here.