All good people need a beehive. Honeybees are amazing creatures. The perfect altruistic society, all for the greater good of the hive, even at the expense of their own lives. They want to get on with the business of keeping the hive alive and strong. These are extreme workers. Honeybees are docile creatures. They don’t sting except in extreme situations, and the stinger can only be used once, then the bee dies. Unlike a wasp for instance.
Honeybee Foraging for Nectar on Milkweed
Honeybees may save the world some day. 70% of plants depend on pollinators hence agriculture relies heavily on pollinators. Honeybees are the best pollinators. Pesticides kill honeybees and herbicides affect their delicate systems. The Xerces Society helps educate farmers & others how to preserve pollinators. There has been a 50% decline in managed hives. We need millions more bees in the U.S. for pollination. There’s lots you can do: buy organic, don’t use lawn & garden chemicals, start your own beehive, don’t mow down bee food — let those pretty wildflowers live on, plant flowering plants that pollinators like.
Apitherapy utilizes bee venom to eleviate symptoms of MS, Arthritis, Parkinsons, and other diseases. Propolis (honeybees make this from tree resin to seal hive holes) may destory the AIDS virus. Honey is antibacterial, antifungul and antiviral. Honey is full of vitamins, minerals, and amino acids.