This is the time of the year to watch the birds and the bees. I knew bees were important to our crops and our well being, but I never knew how little each bee contributes to all this:
In order to produce 1 pound of honey, 2 million flowers must be visited. A hive of bees must fly 55,000 miles to produce a pound of honey. One bee colony can produce 60 to 100 pounds of honey per year. An average worker bee makes only about 1/12 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
Talk about feeling unimportant … it takes a dozen bees to make one teaspoon of honey for their entire lifetime?
Yet they work together, tirelessly, and are fully willing to give up their lives to defend the hive.
That is a society we can admire … or do we? Why doesn’t the demise of bees get into the news? We are losing our populations of bees and it is threatening our food supply … much faster than any consequences of global climate change which does always seem to get into the news!
Read it for yourself at of all places the NRDC: Click Here
And, now that I have your attention, and since many of you are worried about water, which is already threatening our well being … pay attention to what you eat: Read more here.
We are all busy these days … but as you will read, we can all make a huge difference by changing small behaviors in our daily lives. What we do does matter.