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Beekeeping and Brain Health
« on: March 07, 2008, 02:16:04 AM »
Saw a lecture on public TV today Dr. Daniel Amen talked about brain health.  He mentioned that one way to prevent your brain from aging prematurely, was to keep learning new things...Well, IMHO, it seems beeking will keep the brain nice and young, there ALWAYS seems to be something new to learn!!! :-D

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Re: Beekeeping and Brain Health
« Reply #1 on: March 07, 2008, 03:24:26 AM »
It seems reasonable to think of insects as being so much more simple, as organisms, than we humans. And then I step outside and watch the variety of behaviors I can see at the entrances of my home bee yard. Just watching a busy hive entrance can exercise an inquisitive mind in innumerable ways. Even a creature as seemingly simple as a honeybee is much more complex than many humans can imagine.

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Re: Beekeeping and Brain Health
« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2008, 10:00:48 AM »
Sharon, see, I will have this manifest, I have the Akan symbol "quest for knowledge" tatooed on my ankle. That firms up in my mind that I am always learning new stuff, the tat prooves it, my mind will be young forever, it's just that darned old body parts, hee, hee, beautiful and wonderfully great day, Cindi
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Re: Beekeeping and Brain Health
« Reply #3 on: March 07, 2008, 10:38:19 AM »
Too right Joseph & Cindi, too right!

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Re: Beekeeping and Brain Health
« Reply #4 on: March 07, 2008, 07:17:52 PM »
we opened this type of discussion on ventrilo with John if I'm not mistaking, at least about aging and feeling old. well we didn't talk about it for much more than 5 minutes, because conclusion was made quite fast.
So when you're young   <12, it feels that you have infinite time, years just won't pass by, you just aren't getting any older and you're always amazed by grown ups statement "time sure does fly".
so what's going on is, you're learning so many new things that you don't pay much attention on time, off course most of it is only "feeling" but still, this can be projected onto an older person i would say. Basically, the more you make out of your time, the more you have at your disposal, which we already know but apparently it has much to do with our perception of time!

Beekeeping has another effect i would suspect, apart from dealing many issues i would say that the main attribute is the fact that it's cyclic and it also messes up your perception of time, in a good way off course. a year in a persons life is not "much", but as a beekeeper you also live a life of a bee and so, a year becomes very long.

off course my explanations are not much physically based but nor is human brain only physical.

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Re: Beekeeping and Brain Health
« Reply #5 on: March 07, 2008, 07:53:26 PM »
Hey Mici!

Yes, time does seems to stand still when working with bees!