9.7.10

Save The Bee

Teddy Bear Bee
At Foxglove Spires we are going to host  SAVE THE BEE SATURDAY to raise awareness of the plight of the bee. We are going to show case all art work, photos, crafts, poems, stories and anything else which might be inspired by you in regards to the bees. Every one is invited to be apart of this wonderful event,email me your inspirations by next Friday,16th July 2010 and once approved they will be posted on Save the bee Saturday,17th July 2010. 

Albert Einstein said "If the bee disappears of the face of the globe, then man will only have four years of life. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man."

If you are not aware of the plight of the bee please read below;

The Beautiful honeybee has been thought of as a common site to nearly all people for as long as anyone can remember, but now with the 'Colony Collapse Disorder' in many parts of the world, scientist are trying to find out what is happening. The honeybee has been relied upon to be major pollinators. In recent times, however the threat to this once thriving spices of bee has been a very sad tale, as they have shown to be very vulnerable to destructive pests and diseases. There are many organisation which have become aware of this plight and are trying to find out why. But what does this all mean to us, does it really affect us?
The answer is YES if  bees are responsible for pollinating plants and if they die out what will then happen to the trees, which maintain the balance of oxygen and carbon dioxide, and where else will we get food to feed ourselves and the animals? The survival of the honey bee is very important, yes we can give donations to organisations set up to help the bees but  we can also be a part of helping by simply buying one plant (or more if you wish) that bees love. Plant it in your garden or window box, or sit a pot on the balcony. If you have a garden and love gardening make sure to plant as many flowers that the bees love and not only will you have some lovely visitors you will be part of saving the bee, a vital part to life.


Lavender is a plant loved by bees and is easy to grow in pots or in the garden. Native and Wild flowers are favourable, and so to are flowers which have strong scents, distinctive colour, elaborate petals, and contain nectar. If you still are not sure which plant is best for you, ask at your local nursery or if living Australia visit the link below.  If you are very keen on bees you could buy a beehive, and remember that bees do not like pesticides so please try to avoid these.

                                                 Stingless bee

In Australia we have over 1,500 species of native bees of which only 10 species have been shown to help in pollinating certain crops. More research is being carried out to find the best ways to help our native bees and the environment.
                   cuckoo bee

To find out more you can visit aussiebee.com.au
International sustainweb.org
photos courtesy of aussiebee

Please join me in  this wonderful event to raise the awareness of the bee, together we can all make a difference.

Dawson's burrowing bee

1 comment:

Michelle said...

we just read about the amazing bee in science. Part of God's perfect plan.

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