Humans are killing the bees
The Importance of Bee Survival for our World. Their survival is our survival on this beautiful Planet.
The bees role is often underestimated, take a closer look at this hard-working insect, it is quite amazing to realize how they keep a balance which often is destroyed by us humans.
While reading this post you might like to listen to ” The flight of the Bumblebee “by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov “.
Do not panic
People often are not happy when a bee comes close to them and wave their hands to shoo it away. It is true that there are persons that are allergic to the sting of a bee and have to be careful. Otherwise though, one does not often think about the important role the bees play in our environment and we are not aware of the fact that without bees we would not be able to survive.
Buckwheat and Bees
There are many known species of bees. They are all pollinators and their work produces about one in every three bites of food we eat. Therefore it is alarming to see that every year there are less of these small but tireless workers. For many years already research has shown that a group of pesticides called neonicotinoids is responsible for the rapid decline of the bee population.
There are crops that are of benefit to the bees and also the earth.
Buckwheat has a lot of nectar which is food for the bees and besides it takes CO2 out of the atmosphere into the plant and then through the roots it goes as nitrogen back into the soil.
If bees were to disappear we, the people, would not be able to survive for long as the whole food chain that nature has developed would collapse.
The Importance of Honey
I would also like to mention the other reason why bees are so important in our lives. They produce Honey which is known for its multiple benefits. It helps with Indigestion, skin infections, burns, coughs, Flu and much more. In old times in Egypt it was a very popular healing remedy and in an Egyptian tomb honey was found and it still retained its properties even after a couple of thousand years.
Even Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, used honey as a treatment for pain, fever and more. People might be apprehensive about eating too much sugar as we have all heard that it can cause obesity, diabetes and a lot of nasty chronic diseases. The fact is that it depends on what kind of sugar one eats. Honey is what one calls a whole food, made by nature, not by men. It supports your immune system and fights harmful bacteria, it is filled with a special enzyme which, when exposed to oxygen, produces hydrogen peroxide which is a strong acid that dissolves the bacteria from the cell walls.
Honey reacts differently in your body than sugar, it regulates how your body uses the sugar, the effect is slow not like when you eat sugar you get a kick which only lasts for a short period. When one buys honey of course only the organic, non-filtered or in any way manipulated product will be able to give the many health benefits.
It is sad and amazing to see that we kill millions upon millions of bees and by doing this put our own survival in jeopardize. On the other side, science has come up with a “ solution “ to counteract the bee decline. The first drones have been invented which can pollinate artificially. These robotic bees are able to fly from flower to flower, take its pollen from a masculine one and transfer it to a feminine one to fertilize it. It may sound good but these drones do not move their wings and need to be directed by remote control.
What about the honey? There is no machine which can make it, therefore, it is a much better idea to protect the bees and ultimately protect ourselves. The total environment is suffering because humans do stupid and dangerous things. Creation was made with a beautiful balance where everything is related and has its important place. We should not mess up this balance as everything ourselves included will suffer the consequences of our deeds
Here is a special Ted talk which gives you insight into a beehive. Quite amazing to see it as a closeup. I find this an interesting feature of this film.
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