Thursday, February 21, 2008

Bumblebee


I'm not a big fan of bumblebees only because of the sting risk, but apparently they do much more good than harm! And who will solve the mystery of why have all the bumblebees gone?

Janet Marinelli explains how important they are on the Brooklyn Botanic Garden:

We live on a planet pollinated primarily by bees. Bees fertilize most of our
favorite flowers, and pollinate a third of the plants we eat. Bumblebees are
important pollinators of tomatoes, eggplants, peppers, melons, raspberries,
blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, and many other crops, and are the only
known pollinators of potatoes worldwide.

I'm not a big fan of global warming and whatever did happen to the ozone, but this seems like a legitimate problem that can be solved by those in the know. I found it interesting.



2 comments:

Katy said...

now they are using bee venom for a bunch of different thereputic uses. honeybee venom is widely used for joint pain. they are now using it in chemo to reduce the size of tumors. pretty cool, eh?

mocove said...

Wow - that is cool! Bzzzzz