Ever since the beginning... The Garden Buzz has been all about the bees, no trouble. Long before Whole Foods imagined marketing Pollinator-Friendly Almonds. Still it's great to see pollinators finally getting their moment in the press.
There has been a seismic shift in attitudes when it comes to gardening and insects. It wasn't long ago that the only mention of bugs in gardening info detailed methods of killing them. New generations will be surprised to learn there was a time when we didn't seek out ways to welcome pollinators and other beneficial insects to our gardens.
That's where Cory Wilcox comes in. Cory is a grad student in biology at Miami University in Ohio. She's been taking a class called "Biology in the Age of Technology" in which they look at the different types of technology available to address conservation issues. For the class she decided to look at threats to bees and ways citizen science can help overcome these problems. So already The Garden Buzz gives her a solid "A". Along with research and papers, her instructors required they share their findings on social media other than their personal pages. Apparently Cory has been a big fan of 'The Buzz for quite awhile and asked if I would post this fabulous infographic to fulfill this part of the class. No problem, Cory!