In my blog The Blessing of Bees I offered several prayers from the Orthodox tradition asking God to bless bees.
In this blog I offer a few more photos of our pollinating earthlings with whom we share this planet.
Flowers, fruits, vegetables, nuts, grains – all the wonderful produce we so enjoy – would not be possible without pollinators.
And so too all of the products we make from agricultural produce would not be possible, from juice to pies.
Honey, beeswax, berries as well as cut flower arrangements and many scents, herbs, colors and healing salves are all available to us because of the constant work of bees and other pollinators.
In the above photo, note the full pollen sac.
The July 2013 NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC reports that we humans share 44% of our DNA in common with honeybees. Or that’s the buzz.
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