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“Urban beekeeping has been all the buzz, lately.  And for as many people that keep bees, there are that many reasons WHY people keep bees.

One of the most important reasons to keep bees is for pollination.  Bee pollination is needed for the production of an estimated one-third of the food crops grown in developed countries. When it comes to fruit, the number of bees visiting a plant affects the size, uniformity and amount of fruit it produces. Bee pollination also has an impact on other foods we eat, such as meat, since the animals we consume often eat plants pollinated by bees.

It’s common knowledge that the honey bee produces honey, but did you know that they also provide us with wax, pollen, royal jelly, propolis and venom? These by-products have different uses but are all considered beneficial to our health. “Apitherapy” means the use of honeybee products for medicinal purposes.

Urban beekeeping is essential as the commercial beekeepers have sustained huge losses all over the country year after year. As urban beekeepers we can practices sans medications and chemicals. We can provide diversity-rich habits as well as encourage those around us to reduce and or eliminate the use of pesticides. Beekeeping is a very civic hobby!  But beyond that, it’s a lot of fun, challenging and rewarding.”

[click here to view the original post on botanicgardensblog.com]

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Pesticide Action Network
Petition: Earth to EPA: Bees need help now

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rldPCFOIh3o

VIDEO: Winnie the Pooh and The Honey Tree (1966)

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by LA Street Artist Bumblebee

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“The busy bee has no time for sorrow.”  ~ William Blake

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‘Beekeeper’s Daughter’ by The All-American Rejects

“cause you’re a pretty little flower
but i’m a busy little bee
honey, that’s all you need to see”

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We like you too!!! ? HoneyLove.org


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HoneyLove Rescue: Construction site in Beverly Hills, CA
- 01/25/12

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Art by Lea Bradovich
via andphotography

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[posted by the hive via Macrophoto]

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