Find Out What Bell Nursery Learned About Bees While Keeping Beehives
Three years ago, Bell Nursery invested in 10 beehives to try and get a better understanding of the bee die-off in the area. The operation now manages 26 hives. A Top 100 Grower and Home Depot supplier, Bell Nursery CEO Gary Mangum was determined to find out what was happening to bees in his area, and why there was such a significant die-off. In 2014, the operation stopped using neonicotinoids, and invested in keeping beehives. Here’s what Mangum says his operation learned about bees, working with beekeepers and legislators, and his message for other growers.