Posts in the ‘Preservation’ Category

11 Ways to Be Good to the Bees

There is quite a bit of buzz about the bees these days. It seems like when we were kids we just co-existed in nature with the bees and all the bugs for that matter.

If an unwanted roach showed up we just smashed it with a slippah or a boot. Today just about every store we go to has an entire aisle dedicated to poisoning this or that crawly thing.

Then we wonder why our bees are on the endangered species list. Here are a few simple ways we can be more mindful of the bees and other critters just trying to live. It would be great if we could just get rid of the roaches, fleas and mosquitos but since poisons kill indiscriminately we need a better plan.

1. Skip the Pesticides – Spraying to kill some bug that you believe to be a pest while simultaneously killing the ones that are responsible for food to grow, is a horrible plan.

2. Replace Lawns with Food – This is Maui, we need to make the unnaturally green lawn a thing to be scoffed at. If bee killing fertilizer and pesticides is what it takes to have a green lawn, we need to take a closer look at our priorities.

3. Know the Origin of the Plants We Buy – Where are your ornamental plants, succulents and fruit trees coming from. Buy plants from nurseries that do NOT treat plants with neonicotinoids, or other bee killing pesticides. You may want to take a close look when shopping at Home Depot, Lowes or Walmart in particular. Additionally, these plants are coming from who knows where, they could introduce any number of problems in your garden. Buy Heirloom seeds from a reliable source – Rather than buying veggies grown in questionable soil start your own veggies in your own organic soil or compost. Grow flowers with your veggies so the bees can find your garden more easily. Read more »

Foam Free Maui!

Maui County has legislated a ban on polystyrene products effective Dec. 31, 2018. In an effort to be more sustainable…

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Honoring Maui’s Wildlife – Let Maui Turtles Rest

Shhh! Quiet Please. When sea turtles (honu) come out of the water it is almost always because they need to…

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Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project- Preserving & Protecting Maui’s Rare Birds

Maui Forest Bird Recovery Project is dedicated to recovering Maui’s endangered birds and to restore their habitats. With some of…

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Conscious Maui