I am an Ultra-Conservative, Alpha-Male, True Authentic Leader, Type "C" Personality, who is very active in my community; whether it is donating time, clothes or money for Project Concern or going to Common Council meetings and voicing my opinions. As a blogger, I intend to provide a different viewpoint "The way I see it!" on various world, national and local issues with a few helpful tips & tidbits sprinkled in.
As many of you know, I am fascinated by bees. Get stung many times while gardening. One of you readers from my childhood even knows of the bee prediction. Remember that?
Well bees are so necessary for farming and agriculture. I also do love real honey and I can tell you Outpost in Bay View carries many types based on flower/plant type.
I love to share information and articles I read on bees and here is one on the decline of the bumble bees. Hey reader from my childhood, remember the big bumble bee’s nest under your from steps?
Bumble Bees at Risk, While Others Thrive
•From the years 1872 to 2011, the researchers see slight declines in the overall number of bee species in the northeastern United States.
•Three species — all bumble bees — showed signs of rapid and recent population collapse. Other species showed more gradual declines.
•More than half of all bee species changed in proportion over time. Twenty-nine percent of the species decreased and 27 percent increased.
•Bees that showed the greatest increase are mostly species introduced to North America by Europeans that were scarce in the earliest historical samples but made up an ever-increasing proportion of more recent samples.
•The declining bee species tend to have larger body sizes, restricted diets, and shorter flight seasons.
•“Southern” bees are getting more abundant as the climate warms.