Sunday, March 30, 2008

The Great Sunflower Project

Do you want to help in the effort to save the honeybees? Then you should join The Great Sunflower Project run by San Francisco State University. The project needs our help counting the honeybees that visit our gardens; as a thanks, you will receive free sunflower seeds for your garden.
At least 25 percent of our honeybees have died in what scientists have named, "Colony Collapse Disorder". Since honeybees pollinate many commercial crops, such as almonds, apples, berries, and melons, as well as help our own gardens, this is a very serious problem for Mother Nature.
I invite all my blogger friends to join me in this worthwhile project. Let's grow some sunflowers and count bees.


Surya said...

I think that's a good project to save bees. Unfortunately, I can't join the project, can I?

Yolanda Elizabet said...

Sounds like a wonderful project. Over here many bees have died too these last few years. There's something really wrong with the bees worldwide.

Jeanette said...

Gday Rusty, interesting project, ill plant some sunflower seeds here in Oz. but cant except seeds in Australia...I dont think theres any shortage of honey bees here seems to be plenty in the garden.. IZ also have a couple of native bottle brush and it always got lots of bees on the flowers..

Anonymous said...

i am sorry to hear the bees are in trouble.
I will plant sunflowers for them.

Cheryl said...

I keep mason bees and love bees in general. I have done a lot of work in my garden to increase bee numbers. It seems to be working. Hard work but worth all the effort.
Great post, love it.
I am going to put you on my blog roll, love the simplicity of your posts but full of interest.

mike in ft pierce fl said...

Just stopping by to say hello. Fantastic bloom pictures this month!