Hi Bee People,
Just joined up. I have been interested in bees forever. As many people's concern in the past years grows, I have made a point to grow food in my garden keeping insects and bees as safe as possible. I notice that many folks just spray pesticides without any thought whatsoever to the extremely detrimental affects on the local ecosystem.
Educating myself, and subsequently those around me, is a positive and powerful way to get a grip on indiscriminate use of toxins.
As far as bees are concerned, this season, I just happened to plant 30+ cucumber seeds directly adjacent to my herb growing area. The Italian oregano and cucumber blossoms were intertwined. Apparently, bees just love that oregano, and as a result I noticed that they end up cruising into the cucumber blossoms. This was an epiphany of sorts. Sure it makes perfect sense, but I just didn't realize what a great way to keep the bees feeding, and also give me and mine boatloads of fresh vegetables.
I am looking forward to learning much more about bees. Thanks!