"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe,
then man would have only four years of life left.
No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants,
no more animals, no more man." ~ Albert Einstein
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Pollination by insects is called entomophily. Entomophily is a form of pollination whereby pollen is distributed by insects, particularly bees, Lepidoptera (e.g. butterflies and moths), flies and beetles. Note that honey bees will pollinate many plant species that are not native to areas where honey bees occur, and are often inefficient pollinators of such plants.
Pollination is the transfer of pollen from a stamen to a pistil. Pollination starts the production of seeds. Pollination is the process by which pollen is transferred in plants, thereby enabling fertilization and reproduction.
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is a phenomenon in which worker bees from a beehive or European honey bee colony abruptly disappear.
There are about 4,000 species of native bees in the U.S. ranging in length from less than one eighth of an inch to more than one inch. Most of these bees are "solitary" nesting and, having no hive to defend (as do nonnative honeybees), they are unlikely to sting!
Bees, Butterflies, Moths, Pollinating, Beetles, Flies, Hummingbirds, Bats.
PlantNative.com is dedicated to moving native plants and naturescaping into mainstream landscaping practices. They have three searchable databases that are invaluable.
50 years ago, John Perez poured on his lawn by mistake, a product that we all have in our kitchens today. Days later, what he saw completely changed his life...He couldn't believe how fast yellow spots and insects disappeared. Happy with his discovery, he tried over the years, hundreds of product combinations in order to see their effects. From these experiences, he created dozens of recipes that enabled him to fertlize soils and to eliminate insect infestation in indoor and outdoor situations for good... without using commercial products.
You will find ALL of John's Recipes in a multimedia ebook titled:Forceful Insecticides & Fertilizers: Homemade Recipes
Now imagine that world without tasty pears, luscious raspberries and juicy strawberries. Honey bees are responsible for pollinating one-third of all the foods we eat, including many of the ingredients that define our all-natural ice creams, sorbets, frozen yogurts and bars.
Honey bee populations are disappearing at an alarming rate, and we want to keep these little heroes buzzing.
We hope you'll join our mission.
Bee Pollen contains more protein than any other natural food. Royal jelly is the substance known for containing all the major nutrients that a human needs in the right amounts. It contains water, protein, sugars, fats, vitamins, salts and even free amino acids. All of these nutrients are provided by bee pollen.
Bee Culture - The Magazine of American Beekeeping
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