What’s the Buzzzz….??
In the United States, 1/3 of all agricultural outputs depend on pollinators. Pollinators play a vital role in the production of healthy crops. Gold Star is a proud supporter of providing a valued and protected habitat for pollinators by planting pollinator-friendly flowers. Company-wide we have 5 designated plots to help promote and sustain the pollinator population. At 2 of these locations, we have placed honey bee hives. The bees have been working hard collecting pollen and building their own populations within the hives.
Did you know:
- There are 4,000 bee species in the U.S.
- Honey bees visit 5 million flowers to make 1 pint of honey
- To produce 150 pounds of honey, bees cover a distance equal to 13 trips to the moon and back
If you have interest in planting your own pollinator habitat, we have special mixtures of flower seed that we sell in 1 pound packages. Contact your local Gold Star FS office to place your order.
Gold Star FS Promotes Pollinators & Participates in an Ag Professional Podcast
Ashley Davenport with the Farm Journal called to interview us on Environmental Stewardship. Here at Gold Star, we currently have 4 Pollinator Plots throughout our trade territory and at 2 of those plots we have bee hives. Follow the link above to hear our interview and about the Pollinator Program we have here at Gold Star.