(CBS4) Colorado state legislators, environmental advocates and beekeepers announced the introduction of a bill to protect bees. The “Protect Pollinators Regulate Neonicotinoids” bill is designed to reduce the use of neonics. Environment Colorado said it would present thousands of petitions gathered across Colorado in support of this initiative.
(Colorado Public Radio) In Colorado, there are more than 950 bee species. One of them, the Prickly Pear Mining Bee, needs prickly pear cacti and sandstone to survive.
(CBS4 Denver) With help from students in a class she teaches at the University of Colorado, plus a grant from the university, Danielle Bilot is beautifying grassy areas beside parking lots that are essentially food deserts for pollinators. She’s replacing grass with native plants.