Back in March, I signed up for a campaign that not only rewarded us with free seeds to plant in our garden, but enlightened me about a species that I haven't always been particularly fond of.
Tuesday, May 5
These pests, as I referred to them in my youth, always had a way of terrorizing me and my little brother. In fear of getting stung we'd literally run from them or try to kill them.
Both activities, consequently, only aggravated these little buggers more and would usually result in one of us getting stung.
Fast forward to present day.
I'm not sure if it was my getting older or the fact that I had children that I really became more aware of the world around me and the world that they were going to have to live in long after I am gone.
Knowing that I now have a legacy that will go on, I've been trying to get back to basics, green/frugal living and a simpler way of life. The bottom line - care about life - my life so I can do my best to better prepare them.
That little bugger I'm referring to is the Bee. Did you know that it and it's pollinating friends are responsible for Every Third Bite of Food? Can you imagine? I'm now remorseful for every Bee I've ever killed and am now learning to not feel as threatened, but thankful for them.
Oh, and back to the campaign I signed up for? It's called...
Sounds fun, huh? It is based out of the San Francisco State University and is the first step to a much large vision. You see, the Global population of Bees is dwindling and with it crop production.
This project is enlisting our help to track bees and report back to them so they can see what is happening to the bee population on a larger scale. Click here to see locations of current participants, you'll see my dot in South Eastern Georgia.
Here are the seeds we received.
Even though most of our seeds were crushed in the mail, we've already got two spouts! We are all excited.