When we think of bees, we usually think of flowers, honey, dandelions, clover and many other images that connect us with nature. Our connection to the land through the bees – it's not just a comforting connection, but also necessary; who recently I saw the threat posed by man, as well as inexplicable. But in parts of the world, on the shore of Lake Erie, bee with & # 39; reality grows on the part of society, well, in the hive.
We've all heard the noise of the colonial disorder or (PHC), that the phenomenon of bee workers abruptly disappear from the hive, leaving the honey and immature bees die. Throughout the history of agriculture is decreasing hives, but they were not significant enough to call them to 2006, when a sharp decrease has generated a new term. Agricultural value of bees should not be underestimated. Bees & # 39 are neodymium & # 39; emnay part of the ecosystem in the way they interact and connect with their parts. More than a third of our food service belongs pollination bees and is essential for the reproduction of plants bees services.
Imagine a world without blueberries, avocados, almonds, sunflowers, cranberries or favorite summer watermelon. Without honey bees, many of our staple foods would be in jeopardy. Without bees, we also would not have been a direct by-product of honey. Raw honey with & # 39 is an antibacterial, antiviral and antifungal. Our history without bees would have a very different kind. Gunshot wounds of the civil war were filled with honey, as a way to heal and fight infection. In medieval times to the invention inserted in the bee powder clay beads and used as projectiles in wartime.
In more recent times, at the Cleveland Clinic reported that it gives the postoperative patients honey instead of jelly, as a post-operative health facility. Hotels who grow their own herbs and flowers, added a beehive in your culinary repertoire for baking, soups, salad dressings and more. The end product of honey bees, beeswax, used for candles for the Catholic Church for centuries. Razglyadayuchysya product as a sacral ever beeswax was a requirement for all the candles used in service. The ancient Egyptians used beeswax for making death masks, statues of gods for the formation of tombs and embalming their loved ones.
But one of the last steps in the protection of honey bees came from the most logical, but surprising Corporation Haagen-Dazs. In 2008, the company has given the University of California at Davis 100,000 dollars to fight with a reduction in the population of bees and support research on sustainable pollination. Quite Hagen-Das took over recently participated in the company's UC Davis, to raise awareness about the plight of the honey bee and its plans for Honey Bee Haven. This set of interconnected gardens, "Patch pollinator," "nectar Corner" and "Box Honeycomb", allows the bees all year round food source. Honey Bee Haven is located on the campus of pavakra UC Davis Research Foundation of honey bees on the road of biological Bay. Once again, imagine a world without ice cream, including the Hagen-Das.
But such corporations – not the only organization involved in the fight against CCD. Owners of bee yards or collect pollinate across the country, accompanied by a & # 39; associations that help "young bees" in their endeavors. These organizations act as a resource for fans of bee keepers, stung by a desire to "do the bees." They provide forums for the exchange of ideas and information to improve public awareness about the benefits of honey and beehive products. Something & # 39; I-Gilman Galvin of Port Clinton, Ohio, shows the concept of amateur American bee lovers on the shore of Lake Erie. This family stumbled or fell upon Xabi business that occurred in the summer, when the ability to save the bees landed on the road.
Like many entrepreneurs, who first engaged in the bees, they are often involved in the hit and failures in the hive, and they are used to "fly" the bees returning to the hive after a busy day of pollination. Galvin-Gilman also directed; When dealing with the inhabitants of the hives must be sure to dress appropriately. For hats important hat voila wire to protect the head and neck. Wear light-colored overalls recommended because dark clothing irritates bees, making them more chances to sting, because they can look at the Galvin-Gilman as a predator, such as a skunk or a bear. Bees love to walk on his hands and feet, so important-free gloves, and sturdy boots. For added protection, they button up sleeves and pants to prevent penetration of bees.
They also learned more than ever to think about bee civilization. In the hive there are three types of bees: the queen vuleynaya with & # 39 is the center of the universe and bee stands the mother of all of them. Each hive has one queen, which is engaged in the deposition of eggs to provide the population of the hive. As in many American households, the hive needs a healthy and happy for the Queen continued existence.
Besides the queen, there trutniki bees and drones. Thousands of workers bees inhabiting hive bear full responsibility, with the exception of eggs and mating. In most species of bees workers lacking reproductive queen opportunity, and instead defer wax to build comb, keep the hive clean and safe, to feed the larvae, drones and a uterus, to collect the necessary nutrients for the hive and maintain an even temperature in the area of the brood, that develops. To cool the hive, they are showered with water, and then diluted with its wings and to heat the hive, gather together to produce body heat.
The drones hive has limited functions, chief among them – to mate with the queen. Tinder have a different body style than the worker bees, including big eyes, body and abdomen. Since mating with the queen takes place in flight, large eyes benefit drones. Partly favor of the UAV be lies in the fact that after the mating dies UAV due relevant parts, which are pulled out from the body during intercourse, and in areas with severe outward & # 39; fall expel it from the hive. Another function of the UAV is to assist in the control of the working pcholtsy hive temperature. Thus, two very important functions for the bees, the duration of which life is only 90 days.
Galvin first-Gilman was granted bees content that was found near the hive of them in the trunk of a fallen tree. Transport hive was difficult, treacherous and unfortunate, but they had left a desire to continue to explore the intricacies of the process. They started again and now increased to four successful hives with more planned for the next summer season. In addition, they thanked for the part and parcel of beekeeping adventure. Something big favorite & # 39; and & # 39 is the bee pollen that Beth Gilman called "full meal". Pcholavaya pollen is earthy, rich flavor, and is supposed to have "all the nutrients needed by the human body to sustain life." Its advantages include boosting the immune system, the ability to build allergenic resistance, stress reduction and increased energy and stamina.
Sweet food that they like, with the & # 39 is bee propolis, which is used as an adhesive for the production of hives and has several proposed health benefits. It was seen that it has antybiotychnymi and antiseptic properties and potential antiviral and anti-inflammatory means. Bee with caution; people who react to bee stings can react to propolis in the same way.
Another advantage, which saw some & # 39; I Galvin-Gilman in beekeeping, – is to buy local. Chris Galvin at your local broadcast on WPCR "All Around the Town" showed the popularity of local products, businesses and people. From cafes to the grocery store and everything else, Chris presented many local businesses, including a generous gems jewelry business Beth representing any type of jewelry that you can imagine. Children's jewelry, licensed, and experienced religious jewelry, such as pieces of breast and ovarian cancer and autism can be found by pressing the button.
Chris also showed http://beekeepersalive.yolasite.com and http://builtbylove.com sites for family bee business. Despite the fact that the bees graduate year run and begin a revival of the new season, some & # 39; I-Galvin Gilman is not idle. Brian Gilman he performs the duties of the working bees, planning, conceiving and seeking new hive in time to be ready to fly. Chris and Beth work feverishly on the development and marketing of products. Although honey Port Clinton was a new venture, the existing honey, which they sold, it was sold out in a week. Thus, by this time, they will work hard and turn somersaults in the backstage until summer begins, and they were all busy bees.