Pollinators play a very important role in our economy. Farmers depend on pollinators to produce their crops—basically, without pollinators we wouldn’t have apples, and many, many other things that most of us consume on a daily basis. Typically farmers keep honey bee hives to aid in pollination, and while they are effective, and TLC has an apiary on their property, honey bees are not our native pollinators. Check out this very interesting article from the Economist that discusses wild pollinators important role in helping us with our food consumption. And since we are in the bee mood..start checking our website for our open hive days which will begin in May.