And thank you, beekeepers.
God, and nature, have given us this tremendous gift... a wondrous variety of life and beauty, a balance. It is incredible. It is ingenious. It is in peril. We need our bees, and they need us to stop and consider how much they do for us, and where we will be without them.
Keeping bees is tempting. I certainly appreciate the sweet benefits of local honey, but family members have serious bee-sting allergies, and I wouldn't want to add to their risk. Alex told me we can help even in simple ways, like by planting more flowers. We are so happy to oblige.
Here are some people I know who are doing even more to help save the bees~
Warren and Emily, keep bees in West Virginia.
Em and her Gang are keeping bees, too.
The Soules keep bees in Maine.
Even a small yard can have beehives, like the ones Kara manages.