There was a time when almost every rural British family who kept bees followed a strange tradition. Whenever there was a death in the family, someone had to go out to the hives and tell the bees of the terrible loss that had befallen the family. Failing to do so often resulted in further loss such as the bees leaving the hive, or not producing enough honey or even dying. Traditionally, the bees were kept abreast of not only deaths but all important family matters including births, marriages, and long absence due to journeys. If the bees were not told, all sorts of calamities were thought to happen. This peculiar custom is known as “telling the bees”. Click here for the full article
The Writing's On the Wall Unless We Pursue Solutions NOW
The vast majority of the starving or undernourished live in developing countries and even in rich countries with an abundance of food many still go hungry.
Droughts, floods, winds, pollution, war, greed, gluttony, wastage, dramatic weather changes especially freezing weather, pesticides and cold that kill bees and other pollinating insects and butterflies, crop failures, polluted rivers and underground water, irresponsible water management, apathy, and most people's habit of eating at least three meals a day all combine to place a heavy burden on the demands for food.
It doesn't make sense to me that in Australia even though we are the driest continent on Earth apart from Antarctica, and are plagued by drought that so many farmers still choose to farm cattle for beef. The chart below gives a good idea of why I'm suggesting a reduction or total deletion of meat from our diets.
Perhaps more of us could have smaller meals or eat just one or two meals a day supplemented by juicing fruit or vegetables and herbs. I made the decision a few months ago to have two meals a day and am finding it easy to do and way healthier.
Let's ALL be a part of the solution.