The Beauty of Bees
“Be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. It is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, but it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield it’s honey to the bee. For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, and to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, and to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy” - Kahlil Gibran
I’m in my pleasure to have the ability to share the importance of doing our part to preserve the bees no matter how small you may feel your contribution. Collectively we can have a massive impact on the wellbeing of the earth in order to preserve it for our future generations.
It’s been said that for every two beekeepers, there will be three opinions, however, we can all agree that we should do everything in our power to preserve the bees.
Reasons to save the bees:
Bees pollinate 80% of flowering plants on Earth and about 75% of fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the US. One single bee colony can pollinate 300 millions flowers each day and almonds are totally dependent on bee pollination. No bees, no almonds, also, avocados, apples, and cherries are over 90% dependent on bee pollination. (Source: National Honey Board). Then there is that sweet bee-made nectar, honey, food that include all the substances necessary to sustain life, including enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Honey also contains “pinocembrin”, an antioxidant associated with improved brain function.
Things we can do to help the bees:
Plant bee friendly flowers and herbs. Weeds like dandelion and clover are a good thing, so live and let live, also less weeding! Provide them clean drinking water by filling a shallow dish with water and adding rocks to provide a landing pad for the bees. Don't use chemicals and pesticides in your yard or garden. Buy local, raw honey for all it’s medicinal properties, and support your local farmers. Request organic produce from your local supermarket and buy organic whenever you can. Read labels and make sure you and your family consume as much whole, organic food as you can. Invest your money in companies that support organic farming around
the world and are reducing the human footprint, while providing the highest quality, live superfoods, oils and supplements.
Things to consider before acquiring your first bees:
Find your local beekeeper association and see if they offer a class. Beekeeping can get expensive depending on the hive you decide to go with, so it’s important to gain education and guidance to make sure you maintain healthy, happy hives.
One of the benefits of having more than one hive is that you can compare them and will be able to judge the health of your hives.
Make sure to familiarize yourself with the rules about beekeeping for your city limits and register your hives with the department of agriculture.
There are also a variety of hives to choose from, so it’s important to know the differences to know which one would work best in your space and meet your needs.
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