We only enjoy a bumper harvest once every three years.
Honey from the Marri (Red Gum) forests are particularly useful in wound care - because they have a high concentration of Glucose Oxidase which converts to a strong anti-bacterial that helps to fight infection, encourages skin repair and soothes inflammation.
You see in a 2007 study of Australian honeys it was found that 8 out of 9 samples of Marri (Red Gum) rated very high in anti-microbial activity.
Very few people know what is going on with the world's bee population and the effect they have on our food supply. We need to restrict our desire of wanting everything to look perfect and welcome a few weeds, pulling them out of the garden by hand; knowing that this is the way to act from now on to protect our ecosystem. Common pesticides could be wiping out bee colonies by causing pollen-gathering insects to lose their way home. Two studies provide strong evidence that pesticides sprayed on farmers' fields, and used on private gardening threaten our honeybees.
Bees feed on pollen and nectar produced by plants. Female bees collect pollen to feed their larvae, storing it in pollen baskets in their legs or on branched hairs on their body. As they go from flower to flower they inevitably lose some of the pollen they have collected. Some of this pollen may land on the female parts of other flowers of the same species, resulting in cross-pollination. Just as much as bees have a role in ensuring the survival of humanity, we also have roles in ensuring their survival. This way, we can ensure that the symbiotic relationship we have with bees will endure for many more generations.
If the honey bee disappears! With honey bees, we know that over one-third of our food supply relies upon them for pollination services and we know that pollination is essential for the reproduction of the plants the bees service.
The honey bee is a major pollinator of many of our food crops, almonds, apples, avocados, blueberries, cherries, pumpkin, cucumbers, sunflowers, watermelon and many other crops all rely on honey bees for pollination.
So if honey bees disappear and we do not find replacements that can do the work they do; then foods that we take for granted will decrease in supply and increase in price.
Bees and the survival of the human race! All elements of an ecosystem are important to the functioning of that ecosystem. Ecosystems are complex, possibly too complex for us to be able to understand all the connections and actions and interactions that takes place within them. The main reason that the honeybees are important for our world is as simple as this; if the honey bee does not pollinate the crops, the crops do not grow and produce the food that gets harvested and brought to the store where we buy it and bring it home to feed ourselves and our families.
There is a direct connection between the bees pollinating the crops and our ability to provide food for our families
So we now know that there is a bee "situation" the lesson is to protect our bees. We need their "pollination" and we need to stay away from using chemicals and pesticides. We promise and hope that you do too! Please no more pesticides and chemicals! Exercise in the garden and gardening is great and keeps us healthy and we must also keep our ecosystem healthy.