Why we need to Save Honey Bees

Pollination: Without pollinators many plants could not produce fruit or vegetables. Furthermore the plants would not produce seeds and could not reproduce. Some examples of plants requiring bees to pollinate them are squash, peppers, some types of beans, almonds, other Nuts, blueberries, raspberries, apples, lychee, avocados, wheat, buckwheat rye and many other grains. Essentially bees pollinate 1/3 of the worlds crops and 90% of native and wild plant and grasses. Though we do not eat grass directly, cattle, chickens and wildlife do. Furthermore, the grasses consume carbon dioxide and produce oxygen. Pollination is a very important byproduct of bees. Thank You Bees!

Honey: Is a another byproduct of bees and has been used for many centuries in many different ways. Not only does honey taste great in your hot tea or on vanilla ice-cream and oatmeal or used as a sweetener. There are medicinal uses also. Local raw unfiltered honey has proven to alleviate allergies, suppress coughs and decrease sore throat pain. Honey mixed with lemon juice can boost the immune system. Some hospitals burn centers have used honey on burns to keep infection out and help with healing. The honey will mix with body fluids and create a peroxide which will keep the wound free of infection.

Apitherapy: Is not a byproduct of bees but a direct use of bees to treat medical condition by bee stings. People with multiple sclerosis (MS) receive venom therapy with good results. There are also treatments for lyme disease, arthritis, nerve damage, scar tissue. People, who are severely allergic to bee stings can have a severe reaction termed anaphylaxis. When they get stung their throat closes and they have difficulty breathing. However, if given small doses of bee venom over a period of time they can overcome this allergic reaction. Therefore, bees provide us many benefits that most people don’t even realize. So saving the honey bee is a very important thing.