Thursday, July 10, 2014

Don't Step on a Bee Day -Guest Heart Thursday

Over the past year or so, the Willamette Valley, here in Oregon has some experienced tragic losses of bumble bees and honey bees due to pesticides.  It breaks my heart to see this.  I've always loved bees--especially the bumble bees. 

Bees are important to everyone in the world.  Without bees, pollen would not be spread.  In the United States alone, honeybees pollinate more than 100 food crops, including apples, zucchini, avocados and plums. The bee population is in such crisis, experts are convinced we are one one step away from disaster.  

In light of these facts, to celebrate a special day in honor of bees seems just right to me, and perfect for Guest Heart Thursday.

Have a lovely day, and make sure bees are safe and welcome in your yard.

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Irene said...

Yes, we have experience the loss of bees around here too. My son is so alergic, (we just keep him indoors)

luvlinens said...

I remember as a child barefoot in the summertime stepping on bumblebees by accident. OMG how that hurt. And of course your foot would swell and scare you half to death. Still, Sorry to hear about them disappearing.