Honeybees do a lot more than make honey! For thousands of years, honeybees have been important for honey, yes, but mostly for the incredible job they do of pollinating flowers and crops. Without the honeybees, there would be no more flowers. . . no more crops. . . no more blossoms of any kind.
When you put that glowing golden honey on your toast, look at it closely and consider that a honeybee had to visit hundreds of thousands of blossoms to get that tablespoon of honey you’re going to eat. Think about the ingredients in your bread. Think about the milk you’re drinking; without honeybees, there would be nothing for the cow to eat, and then there would be no milk, no hamburgers, no ice cream, and no cheese.
Without honeybees, there would soon be very little for people to eat. Think about that! Think very hard, because the collapse of honeybee colonies is a phenomenon that has recently been occurring all over the world at an alarmingly increasing rate, and nobody knows why.
What can you do about this? For starters, you can plant some of the flowers that honeybees love; this might attract the honeybees to your yard! Honeybees love sunflowers, violets, jasmine, lavender, coreopsis, trumpet flowers, cosmos, coneflowers, and thyme. All of these flowers smell wonderful! When the honeybees come to feast on the pollen, leave them alone. Don’t chase them, or step on them. Just watch them do their job, buzzing from flower to flower, and listen to them hum as they work!
If you go to the Haagen-Dazs website, you can learn more about the honeybees.
What do honeybees actually do all day? We have exclusive, hidden video showing their secret activity. Okay… I’m lying. It’s just a video of a guy with bees, but it’s pretty darn interesting.