Several residents in the valley will have bee hives this summer, which will help pollinate your berries, fruits and vegetables as well as native plants. In fact, it is estimated that bees are responsible for about three in every five bites of food in the United States.
You can help the bees by planting bee friendly flowers and herbs in your yard and by using as few chemicals and pesticides in your gardens and lawns as possible. If you do need to spray, spray in the early evening when most of the bees have returned to their hives. We all know that bees are disappearing throughout the world so anything we can do to help them will help all of us in the end.