Company offers free packets of wildflower seeds via Facebook
Wyman’s of Maine, one of the leading marketers of frozen fruits and a proactive stakeholder in the effort to improve North America’s pollinator ecosystem, is giving away thousands of packages of wildflowers in an effort to boost habitat for native pollinators.
Colony collapse disorder, the mysterious disappearance of honey bees, first was detected in 2006. It is estimated that as many as one third of all honey bee colonies have vanished.
Honey bees are responsible for pollinating 1/3 of the nation’s produce, including Maine’s wild blueberries. With the pollination of more than 11,000 acres of wild blueberries at stake, Wyman’s has worked proactively with the nation’s beekeepers and research labs to determine the cause of this serious threat to the future food supply.
“The honey bee population isn’t essential just to the wild blueberries that we grow, but to countless crops worldwide,” said Wyman’s of Maine CEO Ed Flanagan.
“It is vital and urgent at the national level that we solve the mystery of colony collapse disorder, but each individual can also help by providing habitat for native pollinators – honey bees, bumblebees and others,” he added.
The promotion, which is hosted on Wyman’s of Maine’s Facebook page, allows people to sign up to receive the seeds by liking the page and filling out a simple form to have the wildflower seeds sent to their home.
Wyman’s is committed to giving out at least 5,000 wildflower seed packets during the promotion. Pollen gathered from these wildflowers is a source of sustenance for honey bees.
To learn more about the promotion, visit www.NoBeesNoBerries.com.