Maybe we’re biased, but we think all bees are pretty darn cute. Pollen-covered honey bees anyone? Teeny-tiny sweat bees? Round, floofy bumblebees? But there’s a new bee on the block that may just take top honors in the bee cuteness contest...the squash bee.
Although honey bees get all the major press, habitat loss is a crisis facing our native bee species—which are also super important for our pollination needs! In fact, habitat loss is a way bigger issue for native bees than for honey bees, which are largely managed by beekeepers on private property.
If you’re going to grow your own food, learning preservation techniques will serve you well—fresh tomato sauce or berries in the dead of winter can be the gift you give your future self. Here are some more options to handle your preservation needs.
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