Monday 9 September 2019

Reasons why we need bees

Dear Family & Friends

It is a fact that all living things need bees to survive. For some of us, bees are simply annoying: they buzz around and sometimes even sting. If you're unlucky enough to be allergic, it can even be a lethal threat.

bee on zinnia flower

No matter how much you hate bees, we humans need them. They are responsible for much of the food that we get  on our plate. Bees performs a task that is vital to the survival of our agriculture by pollinating our plants - our global food supply. In a much simple translation, bees keep our plants and crops alive. Without them, we wouldn't have very much to eat.

harvesting nectar from each flowerlet to make honey

We can enjoy almonds, apples, apricots, avocados, blueberries, melons, cashew, coffee, cucumbers, eggplant, grapes, kiwis, mangoes, okra, peaches, pears, peppers, strawberries, oranges, walnuts and watermelon etc.... all because of the bees:)

prior to that she has been collecting pollens, now stacked all over her body

For this simple reason, encouraging and caring for bees in our garden is very important aspect in our gardening. Bees are friends!

a closeup of how the bee attach pollen to her body to be carried back to their hive

Hope you enjoyed the enclosed photos of one bee in our garden who is covered from head to toe with pollen, yet, still carry on foraging for more. Amazing hard working creatures indeed:)


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