As a primarily Land Brokerage... We are happy to share this information with our LAND and FARMS clients...it is about Please consider this Program for Growers to Help Curb the Declining Bee Population
Bee Forage Kits to North Carolina Land Owners
“Honey bees play an integral role in the success of American agriculture,” says Laurie Adams, executive director at the Pollinator Partnership. “By fostering the health and growth of bee colonies, farmers are helping to enrich their crops and, ultimately, improve their bottom line.”
WHAT IS A BEE BUFFER?
A strip of land alongside crops full of pollinator plants – creating vital, nutritious bee habitats. The buffer allows bees to forage on the plentiful nutrition in the diverse buffer areas, while also pollinating adjacent crops. Research has shown a little Bee Buffer can go a long way—just one acre of pollinator-friendly plants is enough to impact 33 acres of farmland, together offering bees a broad expanse of diverse forage.
- Blueberries – annual state crop value 131,200,000 (U.S. dollars)
- Apples – annual state crop value 50,226,000 (U.S. dollars)
- Cucumbers – annual state crop value 16,422,000 (U.S. dollars)
- Peaches – annual state crop value 5,980,000 (U.S. dollars)
Squash – annual state crop value 4,559,000 (U.S. dollars)