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Impact of Climate Change on the Agroindustry

Climate change is the number one concern in today’s food industry, especially agriculture. It has completely reshaped the ecosystem in more ways than one. The massive heat waves, floods, droughts, and gas emissions have resulted in billion-dollar losses. To even have the slightest chance to adapt to the constant changes, we will need all the information we can get. That’s why we compiled some practical knowledge of all the challenges that lie ahead. Here is a list of some of the biggest impacts of climate change on the agroindustry sector.

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7 Leadership Lessons from Wise Bees

7 Leadership Lessons from Wise Bees

Bees, while small, are one of the most hard-working insects there are. For example, a beehive can fly 90,000 miles, which is as long as three orbits of the earth only to collect one kg of honey. Bees have always been able to uniquely fit themselves in all aspects of education like literature, philosophy, art, and more. Albert Einstein once famously said, "If the bee disappears from the earth, man would only have four more years to live." This statement alone expresses the importance of this tiny insect in the life of the earth. Among all characteristics of bees that one can learn from, leadership is one of the most important ones.

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An Overview of Mason Bee Pests, Parasites and Predators

Mason bees are highly sensitive and require little management when compared to the honey bee. They are particularly prone to pesticides. It is therefore the responsibility of those who use pesticides in their lawn or garden, to ensure it does not drift into the mason bee houses. Flowering plants should also be free from pesticides, since the bees forage on these plants. This is not the only challenge faced by the mason bee. Pests, parasites and predators target mason bees as well. Consequently, they should be protected. This should be an all-season work on your part, leaving no chance for these enemies of the mason bee to attack.

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How to Clean a Mason Bee House

Of all the domesticated bees in existence, the mason bee is perhaps one of the easiest to manage and maintain. It neither demands sophisticated tools nor require specialized skills to keep. In most cases, the mason bee will demand maintenance that takes about 3 hours or less and this is done about once a year. Of course, this will depend on the number of mason bee houses you have. Mason bees are a target to many pests, parasites and predators, and hence the need for maintenance. This is carried out in the fall and winter months. In this article, we'll discuss how to clean a mason bee house and why it is important to do so.

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The Importance of School Gardens

Girl in School Garden

Education goes beyond syllabus coverage. That is why in recent years, there has been a growing concern and drive to redefine content delivery. Educators and other stakeholders have found the need to come up with innovative concepts to drive learning and influence behavior and habits. The school garden, for instance, has proven beneficial in the integration of disciplines such as sciences, health, art, and mathematics. The benefits of school gardens seep through to the student’s performance and conduct. Having learners grow things teaches them valuable life-lessons that are then manifested in their interaction with academics. All these perks are attained due to the impact of using a hands-on approach to learning. Research shows that these interactive lessons, that allow learners to participate actively.

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