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War of the honey bees

Friday, January 10, 2020

Went to the farmers market yesterday and bought local honey, fruits and vegetables. The huge almond farms in California require a lot of help from beekeepers across the US. The beekeepers supply the millions of honey bees to pollinate the almond trees. This is not a bio-diverse area for the bees. There are pesticides and mites that come from other hives that kill millions of bees every year. Also disease from the different hives spread back to the other states when the hives return killing the bees that didn't travel to California. I don't know what the answer is but this was just for informing you what happens each year. We need bees to grow crops of fruits and vegetables across our country and a stable honey bee supply of pollinators is vital to a constant food supply. The beekeepers make more money by contracting with the almond growers than they do selling raw honey. Please support your local beekeepers by buy local honey, fruits and vegetables.
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    I adore this picture. Thank you for all the information. Absolutely we need to buy local honey. It’s also a perfect immunization way for people suffering allergies. I do it.. emoticon
    226 days ago
    That is the best veggie picture ever!!! --- Happy Ground Hog Day--We have to celebrate what we get eh?--LOL-Lynda
    467 days ago
    OH I do love yer veggies in the picture! Lynda
    478 days ago
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    Hey Rebecca, leaving another comment here to register the blog subscription. 🥰😄 I am learning bit by bit as I use the platform.. emoticon
    479 days ago
  • OTEN36
    Photo's like that always make me smile.
    I'm thinking of starting a bee hive however
    much research is needed first.
    Enjoy your day
    Dee/Minnesota emoticon
    481 days ago
  • ALOFA0509
    Amen Sister!
    482 days ago
  • GENRE009
    Go into facebook with this blog, and get people to write to their local legislator. Otherwise it just sits here as an interesting blog. Put action into interest to get more done. Please don't reply back, because I am too busy , thanks.
    484 days ago
    Great Blog! I garden and we need bees!
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    485 days ago
    I think the local outdoor farmers markets are closed right now, but I am interested in the farmer's market here (on Tuesday--not the Saturday one) when Spring rolls around again--I live in Shasta County and am glad the farmers market accepts EBT. I had no idea about the connection between the almond groves here and renting out bees from bee suppliers. Thank you for the information.
    485 days ago
    Since 1986 when I saw bees "wintering" in a canyon between Lake Joseph in Washington and the Snake River in Idaho I have been urging citizens and politicians to learn more about the issue and make sure sound & reasonable measures are taken to eliminate extinction threat to our pollinators. If the bees die, our food sources collapse worse than the economic meltdown in 2008.

    Thanks for posting this.

    Btw, the first part of a Knock Knock joke is: knock, knock
    Who's there is the second part.
    485 days ago
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    What a beautiful photo to look at this morning! I try to get local honey when it's in our co-op shop. I heard the benefits of eating foods in the area in which you live is most healthy. I'm sure there's something to that, but I haven't looked further into it. ...I just focus/struggle on getting ANY healthy foods onto my plate. LOL... Thanks for commenting on my blog and making me feel at home here! emoticon
    486 days ago
  • BEDA65
    Great blog. it is a sad state of affairs for bees, butterflies, etc...our pollinators. I am very careful about using pesticides in my flower garden, flowerbeds and veggie garden.
    486 days ago
    Do you have a little stuffed pink octopus in your window? --Angie emoticon
    488 days ago
    Yes, thanks for the information about our bees. --Angie

    488 days ago

    how interesting! I have a friend here in NY who raises bees.
    488 days ago
    Honey bees are so important for pollination. emoticon emoticon
    489 days ago
    Thanks for the information. The honey bees are a very important part of the cycle of our food. Unfortunately the honey bees are not the only thing being effected. Our health is also effected by these chemical's.
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