The little honey bee is responsible for pollinating 1/3 of all fruits and vegetables and some crops would not produce food at all without bees. These industrious insects have been around for roughly 125 million years and although bee numbers are sadly declining, the remaining survivors continue to act as invaluable resources to our planet and its other residents in numerous ways.
A compost heap should be full of different types of insects. Broadly these are “shredders” and “predators”. Shredders are key to breaking down the organic matter. Predators prey on them. If you don’t have either your compost heap is probably not in very good shape.
Building environmental solutions into your business is not only about being “green”, it’s also about making your business resilient to labour disturbance, drought and even new legislation. And of course, rising costs.