More than often, honeybees in the past several years have been disappearing away from their hives. Last year alone 42% of beehives uncovered a large loss of honeybees.
That is nearly half of the domestic bee population in the U.S. alone. No wonder why beekeepers have to import honeybees from foreign countries to replace those that have mysteriously vanished. Either that the bees are being raptured by a divinity in nature, or just dying off from various factors, such as harmful DDT pesticides used to eliminate harmful insects and parasites that have infected these useful bees.
95% of food was sprayed with pesticides that may contribute to the cause of autism and other learning disabilities.
We’re in almost halfway in the first part of the winter season, and bees are not currently active pollinating in the flowers and plants.
Since the loss of massive honeybees, farmers and beekeepers are left to ponder another loss: fruits and crops.
The agriculture business will face a near loss in the future to come without the use of honeybees that pollinate that factors in for food.
One in three foods we consume are from pollinating in both fruits and vegetables such as grapes and soy a result from busy bees.
So much for depending on bees to give us honey. Or is honey we purchase at the organic section of your local grocery store reads ‘organic honey’ as it what it says?
The only way to have organic honey is to attract bees. And to do that is grow your own garden such as planting flowers outside your window sills. Or to create beehives out of recycling pallets and design them. And you don’t have to think about spraying around hives and almond trees in your property; eventually these harmful pesticides will only make the bees sick and then die off.
Another thought in mind: urbanization. That’s right-the overpopulation of us humans. In a world with nearly 7 billion what more can be said about what our Lord once said about multiplying the earth.
The more the housing market expands in numbers, the more it seems that we have populated enormously, the less the honeybees have a place to pollinate such as the reduction of farms due to enlarged human families. And that means in a modern world the increase of advanced technology, that is where the jobs are, the bigger the urban.
And that has already resulted in farmers selling out lands to the booming urban land development for both homes and business parks.
In keeping this post short, do what you can to save honeybees. I urge you before early spring arrives, buy some planting seeds at the garden section of hardware stores and think how bees can become our friends instead of the thought of being stung when you are near them. Don’t swat, let them fly near you. If you see them swarming, know they are leaving a hive to begin a new colony. Just don’t get close to a hive, know what I mean?
Do your part!
SAVE THE HONEYBEES.