Bees are a major pollinator of the food we eat, with 1/3 of all we consume affected by their work. Bees are also the only insect to produce a food which humans eat: honey. Pooh knew a good thing and he’d get every drop, even if he had to get his head stuck in the hunny pot on occasion.
The link below includes a TED TALK on the reasons for the decline in bee populations around the world, plus one for free wild flower seeds. Hint–if you’ve been around for the BUTTERFLY discussions here in the kitchen, you have a heads up on the talk and the flowers will attract both bees and butterflies!
Our personal health is interconnected with the health of all living things around us. We don’t exist in a vacuum. We are in relationships, personally and with the world around us. This includes our environment and all creation itself. This may sound “new age” to some of you, but Christian scripture tells us in Romans 8:19-21–
“For the creation waits with eager longing for the revealing of the children of God; for the creation was subjected to futility, not of its own will but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be set free from its bondage to decay and will obtain the freedom of the glory of the children of God.”
We don’t wait for a magic hand to reach out and make this good happen. Also, we don’t go out and despoil the earth while believing God will redeem it in spite of our destructive habits. To live in harmony with our calling to be free, we also need to free the earth, keep our home from harm, and execute justice for both the land and her people.
Bees have been with us for 100 million years, whereas we humans, or our early prototypes, have been around for about 2 1/2 million years. We might learn about survival from our elders, and they might continue to share their sweet treats with us.
This link gets you free wild flower seeds : http://www.cheerios.com/bringbackthebees/
Link to Ted talk: https://bringbackthebees.ca/