What Activity Starts in May? April 30 2016
Actually bee activity starts in May, so I thought I would share some interesting facts about these necessary creatures.
According to www.mentalfloss.com:
"Bees are hardwired to do certain jobs. Scout bees, which search for new sources of food, are wired for adventure. Soldier bees, discovered in 2012, work as security guards their whole life. One percent of all middle-aged bees become undertakers—a genetic brain pattern compels them to remove dead bees from the hive. But most amazingly, regular honeybees—which perform multiple jobs in their lifetime—will change their brain chemistry before taking up a new gig.When aging bees do jobs usually reserved for younger members, their brain stops aging. In fact, their brain ages in reverse. (Imagine if riding a tricycle didn’t just make you feel young—it actually made your brain tick like a younger person’s.) Scientists at Arizona State University believe the discovery can help us slow the onset of dementia."
Every one of God's creatures have so many amazing functions that are detrimental to our well being. We need to conduct our activities as to not jeopardize this natural God designed flow of nature.
The Quote of the month is:
“When bees die through pesticide poisoning, it should ring alarm bells throughout the agricultural system that we ignore at our peril”.
– Phil Chandler, The Barefoot Beekeeper.