05 June 2009

Love the Bees!


In recent years, beekeepers have been losing 25 percent of their hives each winter.*The Xerces Society, Pollinator Conservation Program
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Albert Einstein speculated that "If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."

Please know Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD in short. A severe absence of bees around the world, and best not taken lightly.


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In Japan, over 200 kinds of agricultural crops are waiting to be pollinated by bees, and farmers are resorted to purchasing overseas bees at dear prices. In order to sustain the market, tenders are enduring teeth-gritting losses at the present, but the measure may not hold out long enough if the shortage of bees continues to aggravate!


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That is to say, the impact of the disappearing bees is about to hit our tables very soon!

Our ever urbanizing environment is seeing the bees to the door. Scientists discover that the bees are sickened by a kind of mite, which enlarge in numbers due to the warming climate. Sadly, to wipe out the pest is proved difficult, for using of pesticide will only kill the bees as well.


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To help save the bees, here's how we can do our bits.

Grow plants - Especially flowers rich in pollen with attractive colors. Bees are especially attracted to purple, blue and yellow. Aromatic plants like thyme, oregano, or rosemary are also recommended. Leave wild flowers alone. Dandelions are one of the bees favorite.

Avoid chemicals - Avoid using fungicides or pesticides in order to fight diseases or pests. Compost vegetable peelings in order to maintain a fertile, healthy soil.

Fight global warming - Let's do what we can!




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The bees are buzzing for our attention. Let's love the bees.

6 comments:

stay-at-home mum said...

Oh no! I killed 3 bees this last week!! They were flying in my living room on 3 separate nites, and in an effort to protect my kids, I killed them! Not sure where they came from tho'.

umekotyan said...

こんばんわ、スターダストさん
自然の草木の力を、使って殺虫剤に仕様を、
抑止することは、いいことですね。
ハーブ系の植物は、強く、育てやすいから、
簡単に出来そうです。
土壌も、できれば、有機栽培と、言いたいですが、
難しいとも聞きます。
自然と、人間社会のバランスは、難しいテーマです。

とりあえず、素敵な、週末。
のんびりと、自然とともに、考えましょ:D

from loved ume tyan

Maggie and Mitch said...

We welcome the bees! Mom is forever planting more and more flowers but sadly the dandelions get mowed over by the lawn mower!
Your pictures are just gorgeous!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Helena said...

Have a look at a photo on my blog today- I won a caption competition and it was about bees!

I have chosen all my garden flowers to help bees. This year I have added foxgloves. At the moment I have wild toadflax growing, which is a bit like snapdragon. The bees love that. I love to be in the garden late in the day and wee all the bees enjoying the flowers.

Guess what! I have accidently ended up with 2 copies of the same craft magazine, one called Craft Stamper. WOuld you like the spare copy? I remember you said it was hard to find crafty things there. Just let me know if you'd like it and I'll post it out to you!

Magnolia Wedding Planner said...

uhmmm I adore bees if they stay pretty far from me :-D but I love themm in these photos they are soooo cute!
kisses my dear beloved twin what's up? are you feeling ok? :-D

silvia

nessie said...

Dear...i love all of your pics!!!! I love bees too esp taking a snapshot of it bz going flowers to flowers.
And i even asked a frn who's interested in photography to view ur blog. he so love ur pics too....! :)

im getting bored with the places here. nothing much to snap.
B O R I N G!!! kheheeee....

missing u...