Save the County with Free Seeds for Bee Health

by Placerville Newswire / Mar 15, 2017 / comments

[Cheerios] 

The Buzz on FREE nectar- and pollen-rich wildflowers, which are full of the nutrients bees and other pollinators need to stay strong.

Where's Buzz the Bee? Buzz is missing because there's something serious going on with the world's  bees. Bee populations everywhere have been declining at an alarming rate¹, and  that includes honeybees like Buzz.

People need bees. And now bees need people.

1 in 3 bites of food we eat is made possible by bees and other pollinators²

42% of bee colonies in the U.S. collapsed in 2015³

70 out of the top 100 human food crops are pollinated by bees.

Doing Our Part: Cheerios, "We’re Making Bee Habitats"

By 2020 our oat farms will host about 3,300 acres of nectar- and pollen-rich wildflowers, which are full of the nutrients bees and other pollinators need to stay strong.
 
And now you can help too!

Helping Buzz and his friends is easy. Simply request a free wildflower seed packet to create a bee-friendly habitat in your yard.

1) Plant in the spring, post-frost

2) Choose a non-windy day

3) Wildflowers flourish in moist soil

4) Weed, weed, weed!

5) Mow high in the fall and leave seed-rich clippings

Click here to get seeds http://www.cheerios.com/bringbackthebees/form