Thursday, May 10, 2007

[nativeartsculture] Disappearance of Bees

Monday, April 30, 2007 Global Disappearance of Honey Bees
All over the world Honeybees are disappearing and as Einstein said the human race will disappear within 4 years after Honeybees disappear. Iam at Ion Exchange, Inc. very concerned about our native wildflower seed production. Last year we started to see a decline in seed production although there were beautiful blooming flowers in abundance. Many of the seeds did not get pollinated. Will this be the year that the Honeybee will be recognized as the savior of the human race if we can bring them back.

At The Natural Gait, people appreciate the wildflowers that abound and most are not aware of how much we appreciate the Honeybees for doing their job.

Let's all show our appreciation for the Honeybees by joining a global efforton Wednesday May 2, 2007 to send a message of Appreciation ofHoneybees. Please refer to Linda Moulton Howe's
EARTHFILES for more information and

Howard & Donna Bright

Albert Einstein once said that if we lost the Honeybees, life on Earth would perish in about four short years. It is truly time to take action.

Wildflowers to Attract Bees:

The Bumblebee Working Group and English Nature are encouraging farmers to allow or provide White Deadnettle growth in hedgerows, establish Red Clover in field margins (very important bumblebee plant), and to leavefield margins uncultivated for a few years in order to provide hibernation sites and forage areas. Gardeners can do their bit too by providing a small meadow area in their gardens and leaving an area of rough grass, preferably by a hedge, for mice or voles to nest in -what's this got to do with bees? Queen bumblebees like to nest in old mouse and vole nests.

Bumblebees in Crisis!

We need to support the replanting of hedgerows and the recreation of haymeadow and chalk grassland habitats.  These activities will not be atthe expense of farming, but will actually benefit it, by improving cropyields at the same time as enriching the countryside.  Meanwhile, ingardens nationwide we need to use wildflowers and traditional cottage-garden plants.

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