Ford’s Hometown Services has partnered with the Bayer CropScience in a major initiative called the “Feed a Bee” program to increase and promote the foraging of honey bees and other pollinators. The campaign’s goal is to create a diversity of bee-attractant plants by planting 50 million flowers in 2016. To accomplish this, “Feed a Bee” initiative will educate consumers about pollinator food shortage. Feed a Bee was designed to help bees not only to be better nourished, but also to thrive. They play an important role in pollinating many of our fruits, such as nuts, vegetables, apples, almonds etc..
This is particularly important as the world population is expected to grow to over 9 billion people requiring 70 percent more food by 2050. Improving honey bee health is key, but lack of diverse sources of pollen and nectar is a major obstacle. Ford’s Hometown Services would love for you to stop by our office located at 549 Grove Street Worcester , MA and pick up your free wildflower seed packet. If you mention that you saw this on Facebook you can get 3 seed packets.