Plant These To Help Save Bees: 21 Bee-Friendly Plants. Learn more here!
Hannah Rosengren 2013
you could really plant these in any vacant lot if you didn’t get caught, the ones on this list I’m familiar with grow with little or no tending! Free the Bee!
it’s not being ‘uptight in veganism’ it’s being consistent with my beliefs. honey may be ‘one of nature’s most beautiful sugars’, but it was created by bees for bees.
Even though pollen is the honeybee’s primary source of nutrition, honey is their sole food source during cold weather and other times when alternatives are not available.
- Bee pollen: pollen collected by bees; their primary source of nutrition.
- Royal jelly (bee milk): the pharyngeal gland secretions of the nurse bees. The queen larvae receives more of the royal jelly than the worker larvae, growing her into a queen bee.
- Beeswax: secreted by bees to help build their hives.
- Propolis: a brownish resinous material of waxy consistency collected by bees from the buds of trees and used as a cement and an antiseptic.
Cruelty in the Honey Industry
Common practices in the honey industry are:
To prevent the queen bee from leaving the hive, honey producers sometimes cut off her wings.
Often, queen bees are artificially inseminated.
Large commercial operations sometimes take all the honey instead of leaving enough for the bees to get through the winter. The honey is than replaced with a cheap sugar substitute.
Most beekeepers remove all the spring-season honey.
In colder areas, some bee keepers will burn the beehives, killing all the bees inside, before the winter starts to reduce cost.
Bees are often killed or harmed by haphazard handling.
Bees are hardworking animals who deserve to keep the labor of their work. Stealing products from them is a form of exploitation, which should and can be easily avoided. Honey can be replaced by agave syrup, rice syrup, barley malt, maple syrup, molasses, sorghum or fruit concentrates.
Bee’s Knees Knee Highs by Sock it to Me!
Aren’t these knee highs sweet? Busy bees buzz across honeycomb at the calf and there’s even one hiding down by the toes!
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I should have these, right?
Early morning bumblebee.
A labrador dog named Bazz wears a suit that his owner and beekeeper Josh Kennett designed for him in the town of Tintinara, South Australia. Mr Kennett designed and made the suit for Bazz while he was training the Labrador to sniff out the bee disease American foulbrood, a bacterial disease that attacks larvae and pupae, so that he could approach the bee hives without being stung.
If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
A male Eastern carpenter bee. You can tell it’s a dude from the very large eyes and light-colored face.