17 hours ago
I have a huge belief in the importance of bees, not just for their honey, which is a healing and delicious food, but the necessity of bee colonies that are vital to the health of the planet.
If the bees die, we die. It is as simple as that.
When I came home from work a couple of weeks ago the air was rich with the smell of the orange blossoms on the tree in my front yard. I knew it wouldn’t be long before we would hear the buzzing of the bees.
Sadly, unlike last year, there are not as many bees buzzing from blossom to blossom. Last year you could hear the buzzing the minute you stepped out of our house and it seemed like the tree was alive. There were bees on every blossom. This is the first year I am worried about the bees not being around.
On the plus side, for someone who is deathly afraid of bees, I don’t have to hold my breath when walking under the tree to get to my car. Plus, it makes for some really cool photo opportunities.
Half of the tree is still covered in oranges that need to be picked. I am hoping that has something to do with the reason why there aren’t as many bees this year.
Please remember... what you put on the flowers is “eaten” by the bees when they collect the pollen. Be aware of what you are using in your gardens and yards. If the bees die, we die.
#jj_nature at Woodland, California