we've already lost 96 percent of the four major bumblebee species
honeybees are the only pollinators that live thru the winter as a colony and pollinate as nature warms up.
Honeybees pollinate 40-70 percent of what we eat.
honeybees give off formic acid and it wafts through the air and plants need it to survive this is also a finely diluted atmospheric element and humans need it to survive also.
COLONY COLLAPSE DISORDER - CCD
Adult bees are abandoning the hive and leaving the young bees to die. Alot of research is being done on this right now and all research is pointing to pesticides.
vegetables that attract bees:
amaranth, carrot, garland chrysanthemum, leek, mustard, onion, parsnip, sunflower
herbs that attract bees:
carrot family (chervil, cilantro, coriander, dill, fennel, parsley); lavender; catnip; mint family (anise, hyssop); basil (especially african blue basil); goldenrod; lemon balm, marjoram; rosemary, thyme, chamomile, garlic, chives
(watch your garden and compile you own list)
water, bare ground to raise their young and clumps of flowers
bees favorite colors are:
blue, purple, violet, white and yellow
In Plain English, WITHOUT THE HONEYBEES HUMAN LIFE WILL PERISH ON THIS EARTH
Books and Websites:
A-Z OF COMPANION PLANTING -Pamela Allardice
GOLDEN GATE GARDENING - PAM PEIRCE
Toward Saving the Honeybee - Gunther Hauk