Sunday, January 6, 2013

Bees

There are many people that dislike bees or are afraid of them. They swat them or spray them with chemicals and kill them, but bees are extremely important. They are not only important to the environment, they are important to all life on earth, including ours. Bees are one of the primary ways that most vegetation on earth gets pollinated. According to the USDA 75% of the fruits, nuts, and vegetables grown in the US are pollinated by bees. There is a symbiotic relationship between bees and flowering plants. The flowers provide nectar which the bees feed on and in exchange the bees transfer pollen from one flower to the next. With out the other each would most likely disappear. Animals also have a symbiotic relationship with plants. We put carbon dioxide into the air, the plants use the carbon dioxide and return oxygen to the air. So next time you go to kill a bee remember that the bee is pollinating the flowers that are providing the oxygen that you breath.   


8 comments:

edenhills said...

Gotta love the bees! Great capture.

chai-and-chardonnay.blogspot.com said...

Bees in Europe are highly endangered now due to pollution ,destruction of their natural habitats etc.But in big cities like Paris people started to put big pots with plants on their rooftops to provide bees with flowering plants.I love them and can't wait to have them back in my garden....Thanks for the post!

January said...

I dislike them too but I love taking theis photos. :) gorgeous! :)

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Jay at The Depp Effect said...

I can get nervous of bees, because I don't want to be stung, but I love all insects - they're fascinating! They only insects I kill are mosquitoes and wasps. Both because they are extremely persistent, and I sometimes have a nasty reaction to mosquitoes, and my husband is allergic to wasps.

Love your picture!

Norma Ruttan said...

beautiful bee image! I worry about bees' disappearing from our world.

Citygirl said...

Amazing work!

✿ chica said...

Maravilhosa macro!beijos,chica