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Surly, all have heard of Honey Bee losses. Well, I have decided to show you something that the media won't. Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

Science has been looking for the cause of Honey Bee losses since 1989. A worrisome problem, that if not fixed will continue to grow.

Beekeepers Nation wide suffer with losing 33% of their colonies every year. Although we can make up the losses, it cost and uses a lot of resources.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

All peer papers show that the main cause of these declines are PESTICIDES. When used correctly, are some what safe for bees.

Directions state not to use when crops are in bloom. Hopefully, AG uses these chemicals in the correct manner.

Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines
Pest Control and Honey Bee Colony Declines

The Honey Bee is an amazing creature, they are the only insect that produces food for humans. Not just food mind you, but medicine as well.

How does exterminators contribute to the Honey Bees staggering declines. Pay close attention, I will explain.

Honey Bees forage 5 miles from their nest to collect food for their young, and storage for winter. Honey Bees sense of smell is better than any hunting dog around. Dogs sense of smell is parts per million, Honey Bees parts per trillion.

These creatures are not only hard working, but opportunistic. When they smell a weaken hive, they will come and remove all the resources. This is called robbing.

In theory, when the exterminator kills or injures a colony of bees, other bees come to rob the left over honey. Honey Bees will travel 5 miles to collect resources for their colony.

In the United Kingdom, they have a low that REQUIRES any pest control company that kills honey bees must remove all the contaminated comb, and dispose of the now hazardous material.

Why? The unsuspecting honey bees bring this poison back to their hive and the whole colony dies. Just one poisoned colony can destroy up to half of the colonies within their 5 mile forage territory.

 

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

For thousands of years, man has known about the benefits that Honey Bee products bring to the body. Known to the Egyptian and Greeks as medicine, today we call the use of bee products, Apitherapy. Continue reading for the Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey.

Apitherapy, is using honey bee products to recover a living being, Human, Animal and Plants. Bee products used in the art of Apitherapy are, Royal Jelly, Propolis, Pollen. Beeswax, Bee Venom and lastly Honey.

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

At the writing of this post, we in Texas, are in the mesquite flow. This is the main source of nectar in the and around Abilene Tx.

Being almost crystal clear, mesquite honey is one the best in the country. Yet, Honey comes in many different colors and flavors. But, they all have some health properties in common.

Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey
Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey

Let's get into it

1 Blood sugar regulation

Due to the combination of natural fructose and glucose, Honey has been shown to reduce blood sugar.

2 Honey is a natural probiotic

Antioxidants and flavanoids in raw natural honey makes your immune system healthy and improves your cell structure. These same antioxidants and flavanoids helps in 3 reducing the risk of certain cancers

4 Healthy Skin

The Egyptian women would use Honey on their skin to keep it supple and smooth, Honey can also reduce wrinkle give an anti aging effect to the skin.

5 Anti-fungal, anti-bacterial

and 6 reduces ulcers

Honey helps cure acid reflux, keeps ulcers at bay along with other stomach related diseases,

8 Helps with seasonal allergies.

I used to get cedar fever twice a year before I started eating honey. Now I don't even sneeze.

9 Heals wounds

Honey has an enzyme called Glucose oxidase which eats glucose and the by product is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide kills infections and helps wound healing.

10 Easy weight loss

The regular consumption of Honey prevents sugar cravings and boosts your metabolism naturally aiding in weight loss.

There you go, my  Top Ten Health Benefits of Honey