The first 21 days of the bee’s life

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Albert Einstein said: “If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.” The world’s bees are disappearing at an alarming rate, and scientists have not been able to discover the reasons for this disturbing occurrence. We need to take right actions and protect bees; otherwise Einstein’s prediction might become real. Healthy bees are necessary, not only as honey producers and as pollinators for sustainable food production, but also for the important role they play in many ecosystems around the world. Although more people are engaged in backyard beekeeping, bee populations continue to decrease around the world. One possible explanation  is associated with varroa, a parasitic mite that destroys colony.

Today, I want to share an incredible video taken by Anand Varma. This project, for National Geographic, gives a lyrical glimpse into a beehive, and reveals one of the biggest threats to its health, a mite that preys on baby bees in their first 21 days of life.

 

BEE POLLEN: ONE OF NATURE’S MOST PERFECT SUPERFOODS

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Honeybees, truly fascinating creatures, provide us with beneficial natural super foods. Bee pollen is one of the nature’s most perfect foods. Long ago the Greeks and Romans called natural bee pollen “the life-giving dust” or the secret “ambrosia” eaten to acquire eternal youth. In our modern times, scientists and nutritionists have rediscovered these bee products and confirmed that they are able to promote benefits in the form of healing and rejuvenation.

Some nutritionists state that humans could live adequately on bee pollen alone. It contains every nutrient required to sustain and support life in a pure, raw and unaltered form. Bee products can provide support for almost any ailment or desired health enhancement. Bee pollen is known as an apitherapeutic product because it contains groups of chemical compounds that are made by bees and used for medicinal purposes. In its composition, there are about 250 substances, including amino acids, lipids, vitamins, macro- and micronutrients, and flavonoids.

Science shows that bee pollen has natural rejuvenating powers, reduce inflammation, acts as an antioxidant, protects against liver toxicity, aids beauty, boosts immune system and energy, serves as a dietary supplement, extends life span, fights allergies, relieves digestive disorders, and helps relieve stress.
The best way to find bee pollen is to buy from a reputable company or local beekeeper that you trust. Make sure that bee colonies are not treated with chemicals. The most common way to use bee pollen is when it’s ground and mixed with other foods. Ground pollen can be mixed with honey, smoothies, cereals, cottage cheese, or yogurt  — this creates a mixed pollen solution that can be ingested throughout the day. For general health purposes, a recommended bee pollen dosage is 1 – 2 heaping teaspoons of the raw granules per day.
Now that you have the right information, the only thing left to do is to get bee pollen and start taking it daily. Please visit our online shop to get your bee pollen supplies.