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  • Help the Honey Bees!

    April
    4
    2008

    help the honey bees
    I’ve joined the cause to help save the honey bees whose lives are in danger worldwide. Will you join, too? Visit helpthehoneybees.com

    Here are a few bee facts to get you started:

    1. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of all the foods we eat, including many of our favorite fruits, nuts and vegetables.

    2. Alarmingly, more than 25 percent of the Western honey bee population has disappeared over the last several winters, threatening our food supply and our way of life.

    3. Many of the honey bee deaths are being attributed to a mysterious threat called Colony Collapse Disorder, which causes bees to suddenly leave their hive and die. Unfortunately, not much is known about this new threat.

    4. Researchers are working to find a solution to Colony Collapse Disorder, but there are ways that we can all help the honey bees today. Learn more about bees and what you can do to help at helpthehoneybees.com.

    Go on and create your own cute little bee to share with friends! The website alone is beeeee-autiful!

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    {8 Comments}

    1
    Laura said,

    Sure I’ll help the bees! Most of them live in my back yard during the warm season, which, in Florida, is 10 months of the year. ;)
    Trust me, when you plant for the butterflies, in come the bees!

    Awhile ago, I saw a show on the Discovery Channel (I think it was the Disc Channel), about the bee population that is disappearing in New England, and how that was affecting the cranberry crops out there, and also how it was affecting production of other crops as well. It’s a serious problem!
    Thanks for the link!

    Laura’s last blog post..Rabbit Stew

    4.4.2008 @ 8:17 am
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    Tipper said,

    A few years ago in NC whole beekeeping packages were given away to try and help this problem. By the time I found out about them it was too late. I know in my area I hardly ever see a honey bee. It seems like someone got stung by one every other day when I was youg and we all went barefoot in the summer.

    Tipper’s last blog post..Finally Spreading the Love

    4.4.2008 @ 8:23 am
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    Renee said,

    I know when we first moved in here we used to have loads of bees but the number has decreased significantly over the years. Last year we had a huge problem with yellow jackets! They seem to be taking over!

    I’ll be planting more bee friendly plants in my yard this year, cuz they’re good for my apple & cherry trees. I hope we can bring them back…would much rather have a bee hive than yellow jackets…I don’t know how or why but the yellow jackets keep getting into my basement! I’ve been stung twice by picking up something and one of those critters was hiding underneat it. OUCH!

    Renee’s last blog post..How does she do it all?

    4.4.2008 @ 9:50 am
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    taba said,

    thank you for my bee. :flower:

    4.4.2008 @ 9:51 am
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    June said,

    Count me in! In addition to making a donation, we’ll be helping by adding to our flowers at Blackberry Ridge next month. :gardener:

    June’s last blog post..And Then There Were None

    4.4.2008 @ 12:35 pm
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    thats a cool site!

    As long as they don’t come in my house, bees are fine by me. :D Plus I LOVE honey!

    Not such a big fan of wasps though….

    Anyone know what wasps actually do? Do they have a “job” in the natural environment? ~feels a bit dumb~

    Apart from sting and buzz about my face I mean… lol

    ivoryfrog / Nikki’s last blog post..Dress for Reunion?

    4.7.2008 @ 10:19 am
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    4.7.2008 @ 3:05 pm
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    Kate said,

    It is very cool that they have a contest for the best garden that bees are into but YOU are already doing so much by trying to help them the BEES NEED YOU!So that are all trying to help god bless your souls.A big hand to everyone who helped lets hear a round of aplaus! :clapping:

    4.6.2009 @ 9:10 pm

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