Archive for Thursday, June 10, 2010

Save the honey bee

June 10, 2010

Honey has been used for centuries for its healing properties, as well as its sweetness. Its tasty flavor is preferred over table sugar and it is better for you. It is better to buy honey from local beekeepers whenever you can because it contains immune stimulating properties needed for your body to adapt to its environment.

Also if you buy from local independent farmers it helps them out and also helps the local economy.

Organic raw honey will boost your endurance and reduce muscle fatigue. It is believed that honey and cinnamon will help arthritis and even supposed to slow down hair loss. A salve made of honey will help many skin problems

Did you know that bees have a “scent detector” compared to dogs and can be trained to detect many dangerous vapors at once? For the last ten years in certain areas world wide, they have been trained by Defense Advanced Research Project Agency’s (DARPA) to find explosives, bombs, and buried land mines as well as chemicals of interest including drugs and even decomposing bodies. This helps the farmers cultivate the land that was not used for fear of land mines. After the bees detect chemicals or land mines, they are rewarded with sweet syrup.

The ancient Egyptians farmed honey three thousand years ago. They used honey for healing wounds and as a preservative, due to its anti-bacterial properties. Now honey bees are in decline because of all the pesticides being used, also possibly the changes in the environment and parasitic mites and viruses have been suggested as a cause. Scientists are trying to find the true cause of this potentially dangerous situation. Without honey bees we would lose much of our fruits and vegetables. We need cross-pollination that the bees provide from clover and alfalfa, used to feed our livestock and poultry.

It looks to me like we should all have more interest in learning how to help save the bees. Our future depends on it.

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