Laura Klahre is owner of Blossom Meadow. She is a full-time beekeeper and life-long conservationist. Please visit her new store on the North Fork in Cutchogue (31855 Main Road, just east of King Kullen), shared with Coffee Pot Cellars.

A Plea for the Bees: Protect our Pollinators

I believe the future of pollination for farms and backyard gardens lies with wild bees. There are 430 different bee species in New York State, including sweat bees, orchard mason bees, squash bees and bumblebees. Even in the suburbs, a wide variety of bees fly around.