The Dance of The Bumblebee: A Story of Survival & Recovery
I don't know if anyone recalls the recent struggles the bumblebee and bees in general were facing around the world. In some cases entire bee colonies were suddenly gone, disappeared with out a trace. Bee keepers were left at a loss both financially, spiritually and mentally of what was happening to the bees. Some scientists insisted that it was a tiny mite that was eliminating the global bee population, while others had exotic explanations such as, global warming HAARP or even chemtrails killing the bees. All were possible except the dead carcases of the bees were in most cases never found. Especially in this level of extermination specimens should have been plenty. That was then this is now. I can report with confidence that with my own eyes I have seen the recovery of the bumblebee and bee population in my home city of Toronto this summer. I also have see ample bee populations outside of the city when hiking with my wife and kids as well. This is in contrast to last summer were seeing a bee was almost non-existent and very rare. I see this as a sign of great survival of a species of an insect that not only provides a world wide favorite natural sweetener as in honey, but as the world's best gardener. The pollinator of all of our food supplies. From fruits to vegetables, grains, seeds , rice and almost every other form of plant life which in turn feeds our cattle and then eventually humans. The food chain was in great danger of a huge gapping whole left in it with the seemingly unstoppable, unexplainable extinction of the bee. I hope this recovery is not temporary, we all depend on this all important insect to sustain our food supply. Next time you see a bumblebee or a drone bee take a step back and think of how vital this little bug is to your world around you. Take notice if the bees in your region have come back in strong numbers as well, it is very important to keep track of this in every part of the world.
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Saskatoon, Saskatoon, Canada