What are Pollinators and why do we need them?

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Thieves steal hundreds of beehives primed to pollinate Central Valley almonds

Thieves steal hundreds of beehives primed to pollinate Central Valley almonds: Montana beekeeper Lloyd Cunniff shipped his 488 hives of bees in fresh, new pallets to Northern California in late December, hoping to pollinate acres of almond trees in the Central Valley.

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Do you like to eat, to shop or go to restaurants and know that 'food' will be available easily and affordable? Did you know that every bite you take is made possible because of the insects that we call 'pollinators'? Without bees, our agriculture in the United States would collapse as the pollinators are responsible for 90% of the crops.

Bee populations are declining greatly, we read about the decline and how they are trying to discover how and why in the news.

Just recently, in Florida they are reporting deaths of whole hives in hours from the spraying they are doing for the Zika virus that those mosquitoes are supposedly carrying. By one estimate, at a single apiary — Flowertown Bee Farm and Supply, in Summerville — 46 hives died on the spot, totaling about 2.5 million bees.

Bee lives as well as all our other pollinators matter, not only because we need them to pollinate crops that we need to survive but also because they are part of the life cycle that supports other life on this planet. We are losing so many species of all kinds every day, thus affecting the balance of life here. In such a dangerous time on our planet, so much destruction is not only taking human lives, but the lives of birds, animals, fish, insects, and reptillians. One day in the future, we might indeed have a dead planet, unfit for anything to live upon.

Does not the sight of a bee or a butterfly, or a bird bring a smile to your lips, seeing the wonder and beauty of them all? Wouldn't our world be a sad place without our earth companions doing their part so naturally as ancient instincts guide them in their parts that they play? My hope is that one day all 'life' will be honored and respected.

All life affects the lives of all, without even the knowing of it.


Life is a Flower

 

'Life' is a flower, spirit said to me..
Hold 'life' in your hands gently.

Do not pull 'life' off its' stem,
for then it ceases to grow.
Let the beauty of 'life'
glow for all to see.

Encourage 'life', loving it,
nourishing growth and promise.
Let 'life' come to fruition, full-term
so its' blossom produces seeds.

Hold 'life' gently in your hands,
for once crushed, it will never bloom again.

The creatures, rocks, trees, air, water,
all are a flower, playing their part...
as they bring 'life' into 'being'.

Yet 'life' is that flower,
cherish and hold its' fragility,
sacred in your hands,
sweet kisses to send it on its' way.



Kay Ekwall ©9/17/05

http://www.poemotions.com/Life_is_a_flower.html

 


 

 
 

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