There are helpers that those of us with flowers and vegetable gardens like to see at work. I want to focus on a book that tells about one of them.
|Two books illustrated, but I'll only cover the top one in this post.|
|As the Table of Contents indicates, the book also discusses some other insects as well.|
|Oh, dear! I don't know how this was printed sideways!|
Honey bees are vital in the success of our flowering plants for the pollination they provide. We have seen decreasing numbers of them here. Although there are other flying insects around, it seems that nothing works quite as well as the honey bee.
Not only do we need them for pollination, we also enjoy the honey they produce! Honey that is produced locally is said to be good at discouraging seasonal allergies (hay fever, etc.).
There can be varied factors affecting the survival of the honey bee. It is a thought of mine that the use of pesticides on lawns may be one of them. We use no pesticide or weed killers on our lawn and are happy to see the clover that bees like so well. We keep hoping its presence might encourage bees to return.
An extra word about yesterday's post - the potatoes I had in the potato bag required eight minutes of cooking in the microwave. Smaller potatoes, of course, would require less time.
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