Native Bees: The Times is On It*

Mark Bittman from the NYTimes visited Full Belly Farms in Guinda, northwest of Davis, to learn about native bees, pollinators, and hedgerows. He made this quick video that's worth a watch. 

Field at Full Belly Farms (from Bittman's video)

Field at Full Belly Farms (from Bittman's video)

This is very exciting, first because Full Belly Farms was the provider of my delicious CSA box for many years and it’s nice to see them get some press. Second, because journalists are finally catching on to the importance of native bees instead of only covering colony collapse in imported European bees.

*My east-coast friends and family treat The New York Times like the word of god, so I was so tickled to discover the hashtag #TheTimesisOnIt, which gently mocks the New York Times for presenting old stories like breaking news.  It’s unrelated to gardening but amusing.