Precious Bees: Where Have the Bees Gone?

In writing for Wellness by Nature, I sometimes like to step back into the past.  In the past, we sometimes find wisdom, lessons, and an echo of what was right.  Bees are one of those right entities.  In kindness, we would like to let you know that you must pay attention to this image.  If we are not careful, the image might be the only way that we might these precious insect, the Bee.  Bees are important to us, but are sadly disappearing so read, share and learn.  Bees, which are flying insects, have a lot to share with us.

Facts About Bees

 

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  1. Bees use pollen as a protein source and on flower nectar or oils as an energy source.  Their food is flowers. There are nearly 20,000 known species of bees in seven to nine recognized families.  Usually there are three members in the family with distinctive roles, the queen, whose role is reproductive; the worker, who take care of food supply for the colony, as well as to take care of the young bees; and the drone, re responsible to mate with the queen.
  2. Adult females collect pollen to feed their larvae.  The pollen collected when traveling from flower to flower is important to plants, because some pollen lands on the reproductive structures of other flowers of the same species, resulting in cross-pollination. Without bees, crops and plants might not bear fruit.
  3. Bees are the most significant cross-pollinating insects.  For example, their interdependence with plants makes them an excellent sample of mutualism, an association between unlike organisms that is beneficial to both parties.
  4. Some bees produce honey from flower nectar. Honey bees store large quantities of honey.  Beekeepers harvest the honey for human consumption.

 

Bees Are Disappearing 

Concerns About The Disappearing Of Bees  

  1. 70% of some bee populations have died, because of Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD). 
  2. The honeybee pollinates a third of all the food we eat and contributes an estimated $15 billion in annual agriculture revenue to the U.S. economy.

Why are bees disappearing?

  • Pests
  • Viruses
  • Fungi
  • Pesticides: the most damaging are the ones belonging to the neonicotinoids family, which kills insects by attacking the insect’s nervous systems.  Some of these are for example, the imidacloprid and clothianidin (sold by the German international company Bayer) and thiamethoxam (sold by Swiss international company Syngenta). These are some of the most widely used pesticides, since 1990 selling hundreds of millions of dollars every year and being sprayed on millions of acres of land worldwide.  Individuals use these products as pesticides as well as ingredients in treatments for plants.  And though Europe has banned some of these products, stores sell them freely in the USA.
Possible Solutions

1- As much as possible consume organic and local grown products.

2- Read labels when in need to use a pesticide.

3- Use bee friendly pesticides, such as BT (Bacillus thuringiensis), and Neem Extract.

4- Grow plants that are friendly to bees.

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Bees Friendly Plants

Annuals  Perennials  Fruits & Veggies  Herbs  Shrubs 
Asters Buttercups Blackberries Bee Balm Blueberry
Calliopsis Clematis Cantaloupe Coriander/Cilantro Butterfly Bush
Clover Cosmos Cucumbers Lavender Button Bush
Marigolds Dahlias Fruit Trees Rosemary Honeysuckle
Sunflowers Echinacea Pumpkins Fennel Indigo

 

In conclusion

Bees are essential for our natural and organic way of life.  In Wellness, we stand very much against industrial pesticides.  There seems to be a connection between the dying of bees and the overuse of some of these pesticides.

Wellness by Nature and Sensible Recommendations

Consume and support organic and locally grown products

Use bee friendly pesticides and create a friendly garden to bees.

Add friendly bugs to the garden, such as Lady Bug.

Remember as a child how fascinated you were by bees and other insects.  Wellness by Nature encourages you to do the same for the children that are here and those coming down the human line.  Let your heart be open to the magical and fantastic power of bees-love them.  Bees are very influential regarding the healthy and organic food that gives you true life.  Well see you all later!  I am on my way to my garden to see the bees, butterflies, and fish in the lake.

Read More:

Wellness and Better Organic than Pesticides   

Wellness by Nature Loves Bees! 

What is real in the Dying of the Bees – Wellness by Nature Encourages Understanding!  

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Wellness by Nature: Pay Attention about Pesticides and Bees

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Candelaria Brown

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Candelaria Brown

I'm no doctor, but I love sharing from my vast knowledge on the power of foods and techniques that help you vastly improve your life in areas like physical health, sickness prevention, and emotional and spiritual balance. Read more about me...

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