Bee kind to bees!
I made this little bee at www.helpthehoneybee.com in order to help spread the news that the bee population is in danger.
Bee’s are natural pollinators. It is estimated that 1/3 of our diet is from insect pollinated plants, 80% of that pollinating is done by the friendly honeybee but sadly something is causing it’s demise. Scientists still do not know why but pesticide use and genetically modified crops are suspected to be part, or all of the problem.
So, why am I sharing this news? I’m hoping 9 out of 10 readers will go out tomorrow and start bee colonies-NO I’m kidding- I am hoping that we will be able to help by supporting local farmer’s markets, grow gardens of our own (if you can) even a potted cucumber (the bush variety) can grow on an apartment balcony or make your own little bee character and spread the word! Another idea is to make the honey spiced chicken in my blog, Gluten Free Valentine. God made these little creatures and they are absolutely remarkable. Without them we would be eating fish for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Nothing against fish, I like fish so don’t get crazy on me!
Did you know that each colony has it’s own unique flavor of honey and that storebought honey is blended from several different sources? Buy local honey and you will notice a difference, who knows maybe it will even help with hay fever! If the bees pollinate all sorts of local plants and you eat the honey masterfully created from those local sources, it’s not a stretch to believe maybe this honey was “made” for you, why not! Support your local growers, farmers, small store owners….