Swingle leads the charge
Swingle is taking a stance on pollinator protection – educating our customers on how our applications have changed in order to protect the bee population in Colorado. Protecting honeybees takes effort beyond the green industry. There is an opportunity for homeowners, gardeners, and many others to do their part. Making a difference in the environment and helping honeybees can start by installing plants pollinators love.
Plants such as salvia, aster, sunflowers, lavender, and oregano are great food sources for pollinators, especially in Colorado. Another option for people to get involved is through beekeeping. Beekeeping classes are offered across the nation providing information about beekeeping in backyards, honeybee biology, and harvesting honey.
Throughout the state of Colorado, certain cities allow beekeeping in backyards such as Denver, Boulder, and Aurora. Check with your local municipality before considering beekeeping.