VegiBee – What’s the Buzz About?
I’m sure many of you have heard about the mysterious mass die-off of honey bee colonies that pollinate around $30 billion worth of crops here in the US alone. It has so decimated America’s Honeybee population that scientists tell us that one more bad winter and the effect on our fields would be devastating. Studies are suggesting several reasons for this bee apocalypse, none of which seem easy to fix. What shall we do about our dwindling bee populations and the effect on our gardens?
Yup, there’s a gadget for that. Check out the VegiBee Garden Pollinator, designed to imitate the high frequency vibrations made by a bee’s wings during pollination. The VegiBee actually creates sonic vibrations that will gently release pollen from a flower onto a specially designed collection spoon. In a matter of seconds, enough pollen is collected to pollinate 4-5 flowers by dipping the flower stigma into the collected pollen, on the same plant. Yes, its a little time consuming, but, the pollinators will actually boost the average garden yield by more than 30% annually.
So if you’re an avid gardener who wants to take it to the next level, or you simply want to give the bees a helping hand, and increase your garden yield then VegiBee might have a gizmo you will want. Chose between 2 models, including a 5 speed rechargeable unit that retails for under 45 bucks, and an express battery powered unit that retails for around $29.99. Available from amazon.com. Un-BEE-lievable!