Bumblebees have an important role in the environment as pollinators. Unfortunately, these fuzzy insects are in decline. The disappearance of the bees not only affect food crops, but native wildflowers as well. Since bees are disappearing, have the flowers they pollinate it. Planting native flowers like daisies in your garden can help endangered bumblebees.
Pollinating bees for the pollination of many types of flowers are well suited. They use a technique called buzz pollination. If a bee sits on a flower, she grabs the pollen-bearing anthers and swings his body to shake as much pollen loose as possible. While this type of pollination is particularly well suited for tomatoes and blueberries, bumblebees use it on all flowers they pollinate, and daisies.
Bumblebees in jeopardy
Loss of habitat, use of pesticides and even diseases that are introduced by breeding bees threatens the very existence of the native bumblebee populations. Like bumblebees decline of native flowers they pollinate decline as well. According to the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, include species of native flowers in decline daisies. If wildflowers disappear as a result of bumblebee loss, it is. Less food for native birds and other animals Protection of native habitats starts with protecting bees.
The Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center recommends planting native daisies in your garden for pollinators like bumblebees. Tetraneuris scaposa or four-nerve daisy is found in Kansas, Texas and New Mexico. It is a yellow-centered daisy with yellow flowers veined in purple. Tetraneuris linearifolia fineleaf the four nerve daisy, has a delicate rosette of leaves at the base of a 5-inch trunk. Its yellow rays contain between six and 15 petals.
In addition to plant native daisies, there are other ways to win and protect bumblebees. Tie bundles of bamboo or branches from trees to create nests. Leave for bald patches of soil in your garden to dig species. Bees prefer blue, white or yellow petaled flowers. Many daisies, like the ox-eye daisy, are white-petaled with yellow centers. Plant flowers in clusters and plant varieties that bloom at different times during the year. Avoid the use of pesticides, as they are harmful to bees.