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Ward Graham is an engineer by training and loves a good problem to solve. He mostly spends his time working and worrying about his bees. He also enjoys art, reading old science fiction rags, and making a mess of the yard with his tractor. He also enjoys world travel and has been to over 30 countries. If you would like to reach him, please send an email.
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Gardening and Creating Pollinator Friendly Spaces

Anyone can create a welcoming garden for pollinators. Turning your own yard or other property such as a schoolyard, work landscape, or roadside green space into a pollinator habitat is fun, easy and can make a difference for birds also. Planting a few flowers for your honey bees is like adding a few gallons of water to the ocean. Honeybees need on average about a square mile of good cover to forage on. However, adding a diverse mix of flowering plants to your garden will also attract butterflies, moths, hummingbirds, along with native bee species and the occasional wasps. These insects are essential to our survival and need to be welcomed into at the least a corner of our backyards.  Besides providing a food source for pollinators flowers provide cover for other wildlife such as birds and also reduce neighborhood mowing area.