It is really buzzing around here now that sunshine and warmth returned. I was walking around the buzzing bush when the overwhelming sweet smell of the Honeysuckle Buds nearly knocked me over. I decided to take a break in my chores just to sit under the bush for awhile watching the excited bees, and smell one of the sweetest smells on earth. I took a few snaps of the moment to share with all of You! It wasn't long until one of the buzzing bees landed on the camera and crawled on my hands. I wondered how many of all of you would choose to sit under a buzzing bush to watch the bees and smell the flowers? I have shared some good info from Wikipedia about bees and pollination. As we begin to understand that the pollination process feeds the World, we also see how important bees and other pollinators are to human survival on earth. I urge You to abandon the "shoot to kill" mentality when you see bees.
Pop Quiz: What is the number one reason for declining populations of bees, butterflies and all other pollinators on earth?
Answer: Humans using poisons.
You might ask: What is wrong with this picture? Humans intentionally killing life that sustains us.
I encourage everybody to change the picture and PROTECT life that sustains us! I hope everyone will step up to the plate on this issue and take responsibility to change yourself and your attitude toward bees! How can you make a difference? Plant more Flowers!!!!!!!!!! Enjoy!
Temporal range: Early Cretaceous – Recent, 100–0Ma
|Apis mellifera (Honeybee).|
- Diervilla sessilifolia – Southern bush honeysuckle
- Diervilla lonicera – Northern bush honeysuckle (other names Low bush honeysuckle, Dwarf bush honeysuckle, Yellow-flowered upright honeysuckle)
- Diervilla rivularis – Mountain bush honeysuckle (other names Georgia bush honeysuckle, Hairy bush honeysuckle)
Link to photostudy in G+Album:
...this is brendasue signing off from Rainbow Creek. See You next time!
Please STOP using Poison on Bees!