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Save the Bees!

Hello everyone, I hope all is well with you. I’m back today after a week of working and writing. I’m making progress on my story, and I’m excited about it. But enough about that.

This week the weather was spectacular. I ran outside a couple of times and I’m definitely in the mood for summer. My tulips are coming up this year. They didn’t last year, I’m not sure why. I wasn’t expecting them this year, but low and behold there they are.

Which brings me to my topic for today. We need to take special care of our bees and other pollinators. They are vital to the survival of trees and flowers on our planet. According to reports, the honeybee population has declined by 89% and is on the verge of extinction.

There are a variety of factors contributing to this decline, climate change, pesticides, declining habitat, and disease.  The honeybee is a critical link to our agriculture. They are the pollinators that keep our flowers growing as well as a variety of food staples we humans eat. I find it ironic that such a tiny insect has such an impact on our earth.

We humans have to wake up and save the bees. If we don’t, and they do go extinct, our supply of fruit and vegetables will be substantially reduced. According to Einstein, we could survive maybe four years without bees. That is a scary thought.

So, what can we do to save them? Stop using pesticides. Plant flowers for food for them. The bottom line is we need bees to maintain the quality of life we’ve all enjoyed. Now it’s time to step up to the plate and make sure we can sustain it. We need to do this not just for ourselves but for future generations too.

We need to do something now. Don’t you agree?

Thanks for stopping by and reading my post. How about you? Do you have any ideas on how to save the bees? Leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you!


I'm a Young Adult Author with two new series, "The Starlight Chronicles" and "The Super Spies." The first one's a coming of age series and the second one's a mystery/thriller series. I'm also the mother of two boys who keep me hopping and they're my inspiration for everything. When I'm not shuttling my boys to school or a play date, I'm writing. When I'm not writing, I'm reading, hiking, or sometimes running. I love anything chocolate and scary movies too.

15 thoughts on “Save the Bees!

  1. Timely post, Lisa! We’ve had some amazingly warm weather, and got the patio furniture out! Yes, we’ve got bee, butterfly, and hummingbird friendly plants around our gardens. Let’s face it. If the bees die out, we’ll soon follow. So we need to do what we can for future generations. Cheers, girlfriend!

  2. I think more people, especially children, need to learn to not be so afraid of getting stung. As one who knows, it hurts, but I understand that bees need to protect themselves and their hive.

    1. True. You bring up a valid point. We should let them do their thing and not disturb them. Bees only sting when they feel threatened. Thanks for stopping by, Andrew!

  3. I have a friend who is a dentist by day and a beekeeper after hours. She harvests her own honey and gives it as gifts. I can’t think of a better way to stay tuned to the nature around you. In our little village we have a movement to stop using pesticides on lawns–and instead of lawns to plant more insect and bee-friendly gardens. We Americans sure love our lawns, but it’s just not natural. When I briefly lived in Phoenix, plenty of folks had pebble gardens–just rocks for lawns. If I can get used to that look, I feel like we can get used to more natural spaces that are conducive to growth around our homes.

  4. Thank you for this powerful reminder that something as simple as using organic, clean materials in our yards and planting flowers goes a long way in helping the bees; magical creatures that they are! ❤

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