Monocrops and native plants in adjacent plots

Farming Innovations: Native Bees

Last month, I wrote about problems faced by honeybees, America’s most prominent pollinators, and how fostering honeybee habitats can be done in places as far-fetched as airports. Honeybees play an extremely important role in agriculture, but they’re not the only pollinators we rely upon for our food. Native insect species, including wild bees, also provide […]

Eastern Bumblebee on flower

Farming Innovations: Airport Beekeeping

The world has been talking about disappearing bees, or Colony Collapse Disorder, for nearly a decade now. Bees contribute enormously to our global food supply by pollinating the many fruit, nut, vegetable, legume, and seed crops we eat.