Honey bees are the buzz words of this year, this decade and for all times! You see these little hummers flying in the garden, yard and downtown doing what they do best; seeking out a flower to pollinate and nectar to collect. The honey bees pollinate as an accident while collecting pollen for their babies back at the hive. The collection of nectar for honey is on purpose as the honey and pollen is the only food honey bees eat.
The honey bee is one of the most beneficial creatures on earth to man! Upwards of 45% of ALL FOOD that you eat was created by the pollination of honey bees. Fruits vegetables, nuts, melons, beans, grains and grasses (for animals) are among the list of plants that must be pollinated by the honey bees. Most of the seeds to grow these food plants are made the year before by the pollinating honey bees. Therefore if we stand idly by and do nothing to discover WHAT is causing the honey bees to die off all over the world, we will be in a famine in less than 24 months!
You might have thought, “why do I care if the honey bees are dying?” “It’s about honey which I eat very little, right?” WRONG! A tremendous amount of Honey is used in commercial food processing and bread/pastry preparation. Man and animals are dependent upon the honey bees’ pollination service.
Thank your local beeman for suffering through economic disaster, many tireless nights, (honey bees used in commercial farms for pollination are moved at night when the honey bees are all home from the field) and enduring the missing bee mystery (CCD Colony Collasp Disorder). The biggest way to say thanks is to buy his honey on the internet, from the market, roadside stand or stop by his home and just give your encouragement. Honey is a healthy sugar substitute and would be much better for our diet than refined sugar.
We can care today or starve tomorrow. Today we have a choice…
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