Many people don’t realize that honey isn’t the main goal in the bee business. They fly around from one flower to another spreading pollen around and this transforms the flower into a fruit or vegetable. Bees are needed for pollination. So, pollinators, mount up!
Native pollinators leave rural areas when the blooming season is over. In this situation, millions of honeybee colonies are called out to work. Traveling to different places has risks for the bees. Some farmers treat their plantations with chemicals, and colonies can exchange diseases.
Honeybee problems don’t stop there. Bees are declining. Take the following into consideration:
- poor beekeeping practices
- decreasing crop diversity
- human activity
- climate change
- varroa mites
Did you know that the honeybee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man? Honey, is a superfood containing all the substances needed to sustain life – enzymes, vitamins, and minerals. Bee pollen and propolis have multiple health benefits, and even create aesthetics like candles and salves with beeswax.
Everything about the bee is incredible.
The bee is so incredible they literally contribute to our existence. Honeybees are vital pollinators. They’re responsible for 1/3 of our food.
Agriculture Problems Prevent Pollinators to Mount Up
We humans should be alarmed at the rate the bees are disappearing.
So what now? Well, we take action.
*rolls eyes* I get it. It seems incredibly difficult to know how to help because there’s not a single cause. Basically, the overall problem stems from the way we grow food.
But as cliché as it sounds, you can help. I make suggestions here.
These are great organizations passionate about bee issues:
Bees are so much more amazing creatures than honey and pollination. These tiny divine aviators deserve recognition and gratitude for dedicating their lives to the greatest good of all. Bees are extraordinary role models enlightening anyone who has eyes to see.
Global Manifestation for our Pollinators to Mount Up
The idea behind a Zen Garden is to find peace & serenity in a natural setting. This reduces stress, anxiety, promotes relaxation, & more vital advantages for our well being. It quiets the mind & allows us to truly experience the present moment.
An alternative to the dry landscape garden’s serene, calming activity, is the Bee Still bottle. The bottle contains water and MICR (magnetic ink character recognition) toner. Using the magnetic honey dipper to move around the shards of toner, the magnetic field is almost hypnotizing.
The activity of using the Bee Still bottle produces the same sensory benefits of a Zen Garden & meditation. Use the Bee Still bottle as a focal point for quiet contemplation in today’s high-stress world.
The bottle can alternatively be used as a third-dimensional “vision board” for the Law of Attraction. Creative visualization helps develop a clearer sense of our desires. The collective consciousness can direct their will towards the declining Bee population.
The superstring theory in physics tells us that vibrations flow from everything in the universe. The collective consciousness is influenced by this. Groups with a common goal create a synergy of that energy and raises the collective consciousness.
This is a momentous experience.
“In every wisdom tradition, meditation hasn’t been just a way to seek inner knowledge. It has the potential to transform the world. Research on the power of group meditation has been ongoing for several decades, and the results seem to validate what the ancient sages said.”~ Deepak Chopra
Bees & Spirituality
We couldn’t sustain life without the sun’s energy feeding all living things. Their bright yellow body and golden tone of honey are symbolic of the sun. The bee reminds us to stay active and productive.
Different cultural associations for the mighty bee:
- Hinduism connects the bee with the God of Love
- the Celts looked to the bee for hidden wisdom
- The bee was a symbol of high royalty to the ancient Egyptians
- honey has been used by Shamans for centuries
Bees are symbolic of fertility with their byproducts being the sweet honey of life. The shape of a honeycomb is similar to a heart.
The bee is a symbol of perseverance and accomplishing the impossible. It’s debated whether or not bees should be capable of flight. Because their bodies are too big for their wings, some scientists say they levitate instead.
True or not, the bee is a magnificent creature that symbolizes that anything is possible.
Bees teach us to taste the sweet nectar of life.