The world of Bees… Fascinating!! Did you know…???

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BEES

  • One honey bee colony has a foraging range of 18,000 acres
  • It takes 12 bees their entire lifetime to make just one teaspoon of honey.
  • Honey bees visit 2 million flowers to make one pound of honey
  • Field/foraging bees visit 50 to 100 flowers during each trip.
  • Honey bees fly 12 and 15 miles per hour.
  • Honey bees flap their wings 12,000 times per minute.
  • Honey bees are covered in hairs designed to trap pollen. Even their eyes have hair on them! As they collect pollen for their hive the bees bodies transfer it from flower to flower and that’s how pollination occurs.
  • Honey is essentially dehydrated nectar from flowers. Bees eat honey and pollen from flowers. They ferment the pollen first and mix it with honey in order to be able to digest it.
  • One honey bee hive visits about 225,000 flowers per day.
  • A strong hive may contain up to 60,000 honey bees.
  • All the worker bees are female. The drones or male bees have only one job and that is to mate with the queen. The drone mates one time then he dies… sad but true!
  • The queen bee can mate with up to 45 drones. But the average number is 13.
  • The queen goes on a mating flight several days after she emerges. Once a queen bee is mated, she keeps the drone’s sperm alive inside her for the rest of her life. She never mates again!
  • A queen bee lays up to 2000 eggs a day (an average of one every 45 seconds) and may lay a million eggs in her entire lifetime.
  • The queen bee decides to lay a fertilized egg which will either be a worker bee or new queen or an unfertilized egg which will develop into a drone. Which one, depends on a number of factors
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An Open Letter To Donald Trump From Some Angry Women.

Drifting Through

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Dear Mr. Trump… can I call you Mr. Trump? Is that ok? I want you to be happy, that’s very important to me.

Before I get started, let me say this letter isn’t from all women. The Trumpettes surely won’t approve of this message. But this is from most women.

We see right through you. We have all known you at some point. Your ways are not unfamiliar to us. We see through you because we’ve been dealing with you our whole lives.

We heard you call women pigs. And disgusting. And stupid. And bimbos.

We watched as you called a former Ms. Universe “Ms. Piggy” and then spent four days continuing to insult her.

We see your weakness. Your lust for attention at any cost, your need to denigrate women. We see all of it. And we’re mad.

Yes. We’re mad. And fired up. And here’s the thing about us……

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New Title… Edited Tag

It just occurred to me that my assignment was not complete. Although I had a new title and tag I hadn’t BLOGGED! Forgive me… still getting into things!

I thought BeeAttitudes was appropriate because of the amazing features of the bee hive and the attitudes we could adopt… and I’m still learning! They are so organized, so methodical, so selfless… to death… and all working together for the hive. We could learn a thing or two. Of course the name is taken from the Beatitudes that provide a guide for me as a Christian.

The tag is a shortened (and I hope more meaningful!) one than what I had previously.

Could I have some feedback please?

Introductions

Hello everyone! I’m Lennox… Beekeeper, business person and Lecturer (actually there’s more but that can come later.. lol)!  I’ve had so much to say for so long that its going to take a while even getting my thoughts together. I can say though, that I’m glad to get a “push” to start blogging! Thanks WordPress!

For starters, I’m passionate about nature, protection of the environment and getting/keeping healthy, all of which has probably lead me into beekeeping. I’ve recently developed an enthusiasm for entrepreneurship.

My blogging will more  than likely relate to one of these but sometimes the mind does wander so don’t hold me to that!

I’m excited though and just hope I can keep up, because I have a very busy schedule!

One love!

Bee Kind and Save the Bees

The Muse in the Mirror

SavetheBees_graphicOur bees are in crisis…I rephrase, humanity is in crisis because our bees are dying out in unprecedented numbers.

How does that affect us? Bees are vital to our food chain, pollinating a third of our diet. A world without pollinators would be devastating for food production and our ecosystem. Who would want a world without honey, flowers, and third of everything we eat including chocolate and coffee? Not me.

Einstein pointed out the enormity of the situation years ago, yet many people still remain unaware of the relevance of this crisis.

“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination,  No more plants, no more animals, no more man.” ~ Albert Einstein

Leading scientists in the annual Earthwatch debate validated the severity of the situation by declaring ‘Bees are the most invaluable species on the…

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Environmental Protection Agency Celebrates Pollinator Week

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Pollinators are a vital part of America’s economy and environment. Without pollinators, it would be difficult, if not impossible, for our fruits and vegetables to grow. From June 15-21, the Environmental Protection Agency encourages you to celebrate Pollinator Week, a week dedicated to highlighting the importance of bees, bats, birds, butterflies and other pollinators.

EPA is continuing to take action to help protect pollinators, as outlined in the Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bees and Other Pollinators. Here are some our current actions. EPA is accepting comments on its Proposal to Protect Bees from Acutely Toxic Pesticides. On Tuesday, June 23 from 3-4:30 Eastern, EPA will hold a webinar to explain the basics of the proposal. You can access the webinar here https://epa.connectsolutions.com/pollinatorproposal/.

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