How can something so small be responsible for things so great?
Can we bee-lieve that the bee really agreed to take on so much responsibility for the well being of humanity?
Today is Thanksgiving Day in the United States. Although this is not a globally observed holiday, several countries celebrate Thanksgiving throughout the year. The art of gratitude is a good thing for us all. Giving thanks for that which nurtures us can help us to feel love and humility… where we see that something greater than us is at work in the grand plan of every day life.
Looking at the bounteous feast on your dining room table, as you share the day with loved ones and friends… please take a moment to realize how much of that food would not be on your plate if it wasn’t for the honeybee.
Since our focus at Bee Mission is bees, we highly encourage everyone today, whether you celebrate Thanksgiving or not, to feel heart-centered appreciation for Apis Mellifera, the honeybee.
Here are just a few things we can be thankful to honeybees for:
~ They pollinate one-third of all the food we eat.
~ They produce exquisite honey in a variety of flavors depending on where in the world they are and which flowers, herbs and trees they can forage on.
~ Some of that honey has superior wellness benefits that aboriginal people around the world have used to regain their health for hundreds of years.
~ They produce bee venom, that helps humans suffering from such things as rheumatoid arthritis, MS and nerve pain.
~ They produce beeswax that we use to make candles, so we have light to guide us in the darkness.
~ They produce propolis which is an anti-inflammatory, anti-oxidant and anti-fungal that is good for skin and works wonders on wounds and traumatic burns.
~ They produce royal jelly that holds promise for the future in cellular regeneration, anti-aging and a host of skin and hormonal applications.
~ They collect pollen that helps humans reduce inflammation and manage hay fever and seasonal allergies.
~ Watching bees teaches us how to structure a peaceful society where each of us goes about our tasks as we work for the greater good of the whole.
~ They suffer in silence when humans spray pesticides, herbicides and insecticides that will kill them.
~ They allow humans to pack them up and drive them all over the country to rent out for vast crop pollination schemes, thereby making such things as almonds and apples possible.
~ They are fed corn syrup water by humans but are expected to produce high quality honey in return.
~ Their immune systems weaken when wild flowers are replaced by monocultures like corn and sunflowers.
Here at Bee Mission we are so very thankful to you, our treasured customer and blog subscriber… you, with your big heart and vision of a world where bees fly healthy and problem-free once again. Thank you for joining us on this incredible bee journey. We are excited to share uplifting bee news with you in the new year, so keep holding the vision.
Thank you, honeybee and solitary bee, bumblebee and wild bee, for the sweet honey and all that you do so kindly for me.