Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pic Today 6/24/10

They may just be our best friends on earth.

Bee populations continue to decrease,
and we're still scrambling for solutions.
One thing for sure:
We are totally dependent on bees to pollinate our crops.

Albert Einstein observed "if the bee disappeared
off the surface of the globe, then man would have
only 3 to 4 years left to live. No more bees, no more
pollination, no more plants and crops, no more
animals, no more food, no more man."

We can help.
We can assist the honeybee and natural bee
populations in our home environments . . .

1. Plant nectar-rich flowers with long blooming cycles.
Bees are attracted to purple, blue and yellow flowers.
2. Practice organic gardening and limit the use of
pesticides for cosmetic purposes.
3. Leave a wild place in your yard for bee habitat.
(Partial dead tree, branches or burrow.)
4. Let some veggies and flowers bolt.
Let a few plants in your garden "go to seed."
This helps bees stock up and survive colder months.
5. Be nice to bees (no need to swat 'em or be afraid.)

Bzzzzz, bzzzz.
(Translation: Thank you!)

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