Thank you, Knatolee. The link you sent us to is so important. This is one of your most serious posts. I didn't know how essential pollination is for our survival. Albert Einstein said: "If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination, no more men!"How many people know that? It's not even in the news. I'll try to share this on Facebook. Your post on bees are always so fascinating. But what really matters is how important your work as a beekeeper is. Congratulations!
Thank you for sharing the buzz on bees. Very important to know.
This was fascinating. I will eat honey in honour of the bee. Hugs, Deb=^..^=x4
love your previous penelope picture... she looks like the broody blanche ,,, the girl I just lost to a fox
I'm (fairly) sure the bees will be fine, they will adapt, the resistant strains will spread, the populations cycle endlessly through rises and falls, as nature proceeds, with endless extinctions too as new species move in. And if we cause too much havoc Nature will get rid of us before it gets rid of the bees, or whatever they evolve into, I reckon. A few years ago we had a bee panic over here (UK) then last year everyone was reporting them back in astonishing numbers, something I could verify myself in my own little garden. It's humanity's inability to adapt to natural cycles and our lunatic expectations of stability in an ever changing world that's going to get us into trouble, I'd say.
Of course, Einstein just said IF the bee disappears....He never said what would happen to Nature if men disappear. I'm enclined to believe you, Andrew. Everything will carry on quite well without us. Wherever I'll be, I'll miss my little corner of earth though...And my friends' blogs!
Try to keep reading when you get there Claude, if you do (beg for special permission, I know it will be hard for anyone, and I do mean Anyone, to refuse a request from your twinkling eyes, if you still have eyes...hmmm)...and that is if you get to wherever you're going before me... except I don't expect to get there ever, but you know what I mean... And if I happen to see some strange "Anonymous" comments when the time comes, as I'm sure fully identified ones won't be allowed, then maybe I'll figure out who they're from (and what a shock that will be for me ;) Sorry Knatolee... I allowed some strange nonsense to invade your blog there :)
Andrew - Knatolee doesn't mind. Your nonsense is so interesting. Wherever I am, I'll send you a lifeline. Grab the rope fast. You won't have far to climb. You're already so tall...
Claude, I felt bad today. I got stung on the palm of my hand when I was working my hives. I felt sorry for the bee. She was investigating my hand and I didn't notice her, and closed my hand on her. She felt threatened and gave up her little bee life! I do not have any reaction at all to bee stings and in fact this one barely hurt. ANyway, I feel that my bees do more for me than I do for them. I hate it when I hurt them!
John, I have more chicken pics coming!
Andrew, I think bees have far more sense than humans and would be better off without us!
Not at all, Andrew! I enjoy your comments and Claude's! :) Claude is right, I don't mind. She knows me well!
Ah Knatolee I can see the same thing in my garden.If you don't have an echinops ritro though, I would strongly recommend planting one. They are a bee cafes supreme
Jams, globe thistle! I do have some but I want to grow more. Love it! It's nice to see something we can grow on both sides of the Atlantic.
Thank you for all your comments, which I love to read!