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Pollenation in my gardened my little helper

Updated on August 26, 2012

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The gardeners little helper

Beekeeping offers a lot of great rewards, They will cross pollinate all your fruits and vegetables, not to mention all that honey. Wow doesn't that make your sweet tooth holler for more.Lets not for get about beeswax and all its uses. Honey was our earliest sweet until Alexander the great brought sugar cane back from an Asiatic exploration.The beeswax has many uses also including your complexion, the face creams of today has its base, the nectar of the flowers transformed by the bees themselves into the beeswax. This is the substance of there own homes, the combs, are built. But none of this equals the bees greatest contribution, and that's cross pollination.The honey bee goes from flower to flower sipping the nectar from the cucumber or the water million,she simultaneously gathers on the hairs of her body and legs a bit of dust like material called pollen.most of the pollen is used to mix with nectar to make food for the baby's.but not all of it . when the bee fly's from one bloom to another, it leaves a bit of pollen on each one as she goes about her daily business she aids in perpetuation of all those beautiful flowers and garden plants that we enjoy through out our lives.

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Self -pollinating

Some plants are self-pollinating,some are wind pollinated,but most of the vegetables, fruits, and legumes, has to be pollinated with insect carried cross-pollination, to be sure there is a sufficient quantity of vegetables, or fruit, and get a satisfactory quality.Do to all the insectasides and poisons sprays used on our crops in such large scale, it has caused an immense destruction, of beneficial as well as harmful insects. This makes the honey bees job our best hope for future pollination:If we are going to have adequate cross-pollination, to secure good crops, and ample plump seed and fruit, These little gardeners helpers will be largely responsible.

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      David Stillwell 5 years ago from Sacramento, California

      Hello Kevin! Great hub! 1 of our three square meals per day is directly produced thanks to pollinators such as bees. The bees are in trouble and declining rapidly which means that we may be looking at a food shortage in the next 20 years. It is great to point out the benefits of pollinators and how they feed the world. voted up and awesome.

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thanks Dave, I enjoy writing about honey bees and all the rewards of being a bee-keeper,I have been a back yard bee-keeper for years. I have had a lot of trouble keeping my hives alive, I loose some every year.

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      Paula 5 years ago from The Midwest, USA

      I liked the information and pictures you shared here Kevin, thank you very much. I love bees, and appreciate all they do for our planet.

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you oceansnsunsets, for your nice comment, God put all things here for a good reason. God bless you

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I visited a Bee exhibition in New Zealand and learnt an amazing fact. Bees only live about 6 weeks until their wings wear out then they leave the hive to die! Love the hub.

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you Willow, Did you know that when they swarm the old bees leave the hive, and the new bees with a new queen stays?

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      Gypsy Willow 5 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

      I didn't know that . There is so much to learn about bees. We watched them in a hive with a glass panel, truly amazing. Do they ever sleep?

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      I never thought of that, I don't rely know.There are bees that work,called workers and dorms that take care of the queen, and some bees are guards, there the ones to watch out for. the bees are agitated by loud noise and will defend there hive.

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      JR Krishna 5 years ago from India

      Thanks for opening my eyes to the importance of bees.

      They are really a wealth of mother nature

      Thanks for SHARING:)

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      Dreamer at heart 5 years ago from Northern California

      Honey Bees are so important for our food production success. We need to find out just why so many of the bees have completely disappeared. We actually could be in big trouble if we cannot protect these important workers. Thanks for the hub!

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      kevins blog52 5 years ago from southern Indiana

      Thank you thumbi7 and starstream, for your nice comments, yes we do need to find out what is happening to our bees starstream,God bless Kevin

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      Peggy Woods 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

      It is definitely worrisome that so many of the bees seem to be dying. It does not bode well for future food production for the planet.

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