Sweet pollinators. These hard workers certainly know how to put food on our table. From apples to zucchini’s, even the pumpkin in our pies, we must thank them. Did you know, without bees, pollination doesn’t happen, and zucchini buds literally die on the vine. It’s nature’s finest work. Honey.com is one of my favorite sites. As part of their pollen-collecting duties, bees also pollinate at least 80 percent of the food crops we rely on for sustenance. Without bees, many of these crops would not produce fruit, which means no more food for us. This is why it is crucial for bees to not only survive, but also to thrive for their hive. Life depends on their efficient foraging activities, which produces important medicinal foods like honey, bee pollen, and royal jelly.
Since the beginning of the year, I have taken a conscious effort to eat natural foods. I no longer consume the amount of processed foods I had before, shopping on the outside aisles in the grocery store. It has been one of the most challenging things I have done, especially cutting out the baked goods. Instead, I reach for more natural sweets, which include local honey. A little bit goes a long way. Even though it is still considered sugar, its a superfood. The wellness benefits of honey are incredible with amino acids, protein, enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. So, if you are near mid to northern Michigan and have bee products, I’d love to hear from you.
I created the above art for a new line I am currently working on. I hope to offer products soon with this design. So next time you see a bee in your garden, or around your home, think twice before shooing it away. These little creatures do amazing work. So spread the word…save the bees!