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The Importance of Bees


The small little insect that works so tirelessly and quietly around us certainly is one of the reasons, if not a main reason, for the possibility of human development on earth.  Without them, the development of life on earth, as we know it now, would have been much different and the conditions for human development may not have existed.  The conditions we are talking about here are the appearance of the flower bearing plants and pollinators, with the bees, being the crown jewel of the pollinators.  The bees, the flowers, human beings and everything that developed alongside humans are all an interconnected series of events over an enormous amount of time.

In the writings, artwork and symbolism of cultures and religions around the world from time immemorial are references to the bees and the substances they collect in Nature and make in their bodies, namely honey, bee pollen, bee propolis, royal jelly and wax.  These substances, along with the bees and the beehive, have been held in high esteem throughout human history in every part of the world.  The references are almost always of renewal, rebirth and new beginnings.  The references are almost always about the good, positive, reinforcing things of life.  They are gifts and blessings.

Some people believe that the Bees and Flowers developed at the same moment in time because they needed each other.  Indeed, perhaps the beauty in flowers was developed as a mechanism to attract pollinators and lure them in their direction.  The bees diet is flower based collecting pollen and nectar from the flower.  Much of our diet is flower based in the fruits, nuts, seeds and vegetables we eat that the bees pollinate.  Flowers represent and symbolize the very definition of beauty on earth.  The colors of every kind and fragrances of flowers cannot be reproduced.  They can only be imitated.  It is Nature and it is complex.  That is where the bees go to work for their food.

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Why are we allergic to pollen?

When pollen spores dislodge from the plant and become airborne, they can enter your nose and throat. In people who are allergic, pollen triggers a reaction in specialized cells known as mast cells. A mast cell or mastocyte contains histamine, which is released into the bloodstream during an allergic reaction. This causes many of the symptoms associated with pollen allergies — such as runny eyes and nose, nasal congestion, sinus pressure, and itching and irritation.

Allergies are sensitivities to certain substances—including foods, dust, animal dander and pollen— that people come in contact with nearly every day. In normal people, such contact has no ill effects. The bodies of allergic people, however, are sensitive to these substances

Individuals tend to inherit the tendency to have allergies from one or both parents. Though specific allergies, such as a pollen allergy, cannot be inherited, the likelihood of having the same or similar reaction is increased.

Pregnancy, viral infections and puberty can also increase the probability of developing allergies because the body’s defenses and immune system are weakened at these times.

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