- Author: Loren Nelson
What is responsible for roughly three quarters of the food crops you eat?
It's the honey bee.
This week on In the Garden with UC Master Gardeners, UC Master Gardener and KUCI staff host Katrina Kirkeby and her guest, fellow Master Gardener Karine Pouliquen tell you all about the importance of bees.
Commercially, they are trucked to farmer's fields to help pollinate the crops.
At home, find out what it takes to maintain a safe environment for native bees and also, how to raise them in your own backyard apiary.
As a matter of fact, this month is the time to order your queen for the hive!