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Specifics on our dependence on honey bees and their products and encouraging sustainability by raising awareness.

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  • Good morning! Thank you for this opportunity to share with you! Thank you Margaret for the invitation! Beekeepers? What did you eat for breakfast??? Coffee,fruit,flaxseed,cashews,honey, were pollinated by a honey bee. I had yogurt with honey, coffee and an apple ¾ pollinated by bees! Soap making and bee keeping are on my bucket list.
  • Medina- near Cleveland-Home of the AI Root- In 1865 Amos Ives Root bought a swarm of bees for $1.00, 1904 AI Root drove 200 miles to watch one of the initial test flights of the Wright brothers. 1920’s beeswax candles, 96 workers, largest company in medina, my dad and grandfather worked there during the depression. They were thankful for the work….I head numerous stories over the years about bees….in 1950’s known as the “Sweetest Town on Earth”. He also wrote the book “ABC nd XYZ of Bee Culture” Today the AI Root company has 183,000 sq. feet of production and storage…. I marched in the Medina band (The Medina Bees Marching 100) They currently have about 350 band members.
  • A few interesting facts about bees….
  • Bees are extremely hard workers. There is a distribution of labor in the hive. They communicate the location of food and by doing the “waggle” dance and they produce pheromones that encourage nursing, foraging, protecting or cleaning the hive.
  • 30% of crops are pollinated by bees-millions of colonies are transported across the US to assist with pollination There are questions lingering about this impact on bee health…foraging on the same species of plant and exposing them to new pesticides or herbicides can/will impact their health.
  • There are 100 more are listed …read a few more….
  • #How many of you eat honey? I have two honey sticks for each of you today. Sally or Margret can pass them out. The honey is not from a local source. I buy from an organic bee supplier in Oregon. I am going to start buying from Jim Higgins in Hillsboro.
  • BP-Perfect food- a whole health food store in the palm of your hand!!! BP-resin from trees and bushes that seals cracks in the hive and protects them from viruses, fungus, bacteria and mold RJ-fed to a worker bee to create a queen and it is produced in the head of a nursing bee Bwax-hexagon honeycomb that holds the eggs from the queen BV-from the sting (venom sac)
  • Bee sting=1 ml=(Dried Venom Sac Equivalent) Injectable solution of dried bee venom= 0.1 ml=1 bee sting VeneX lotion=125 bee stings although its efficacy is only 60% vs the injectable that is 90-100% My featured product this month/sign up for a free product of your choice drawing on April 30.
  • Observed him sting arthritis patients, interviewed them, rave reviews of the practice…. *Sunny’s bee sting experience …
  • Mites on bees and larva,Nosema/Israeli Acute Paralysis Virus (packaged bees from Austrailia), Pesticides interfere with digestion and memory, wax moth, small hive beetles, skunks, bear and ants. Perfect Storm…..
  • Point to pictures and name the pest and parasite.
  • http://beelab.osu.edu/factsheets/sheets/2168.html bee flower garden plants….over 120 plants* see osu fact sheet *go to my website for a natural weed killer recipe
  • I have allergies and sinus! Besides eating honey, I use a netipot with honey. Anybody else suffer with the same issues? I use a netipot daily with a water, salt and honey solution.Here is a YouTube video I uploaded demonstrating its use. Questions??
  • If you would like to contact me go to: beehoneyhealthy.com or call 937-728-6727
  • Honey Bees

    1. 1. BEE AWARE<br />
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    3. 3. Teacher at New Vienna Elementary School-34 yrs.<br />New Vienna Village Council Member<br />Clinton County Regional Planning Commission<br />Owner of Bee Honey Healthy<br />
    4. 4. Three Objectives <br />To increase awareness of bees in our food production. <br />To increase awareness of bee health and our responsibility associated with it.<br />To increase the use of bee products.<br />
    5. 5. About Bees<br />25,000 Species in the World<br />3,500 Species in the U.S.<br />Queen Lays 2,000+ Eggs a Day/2-3 yrs. <br />Worker Bees-60,000-80,000 in each hive –summer/2-4 months<br />Drone-male-300-3,000/hive- die after mating <br />Bees maintain the temperature in the hive at 93 degrees during the winter<br />
    6. 6. MoreBuzz<br />Fly 55,000 miles visiting 2 million flowers = 1 pound honey<br />80% of insect crop pollination is accomplished by honey bees <br />Honey bee pollination is valued at $14.6 billion per year<br />
    7. 7. Pollination<br />California produces more than half of the world’s almonds<br />1,000,000 colonies of bees are moved to California <br />300,000 colonies are rented each year to pollinate melons<br />
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    9. 9. Honey<br />Natural flavors<br />Light honey <br />Dark honey<br />Enzymes, minerals, vitamins, amino acids<br />300 varieties in US; clover, buckwheat, alfalfa, avocado, basswood, blueberry, orange, pumpkin, sage, tupelo, wildflower<br />Produced in every state –Florida, N.Dakota, S.Dakota, California, Minnesota, Montana<br />
    10. 10. “The value of honey bees can not be measured by their ability to produce honey alone – rather; it must include the work bees do for agricultural crops, home gardens and wildlife habitat.” <br />Nicholas Calderone, PH.D. Cornell University<br />
    11. 11. Bees Also Produce<br />Bee Pollen-most perfect food?<br /> Bee Propolis-sticky resin<br /> Royal Jelly-thick, milky substance<br /> Bees Wax-glad under the abdomen <br /> Bee Venom-(bee sting therapy)<br />Cave Art<br />Bible<br />Ancient China/Egypt<br />Hippocrates-the father of modern medicine<br />Dr. Terc-1879-mainstream medicine <br />Mihaly Simics-Canada-1994<br />
    12. 12. MoreSting<br />Canada -injectable<br />U.S.-bee sting, ointment, pellets<br />Widely accepted in Europe and China as mainstream medicine<br />Arthritis, MS, Lyme Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Skin diseases, High blood pressure<br />
    13. 13. More Sting<br />Jim Higgins-Hillsboro-“Dr. Sting”<br />3X per week<br />Increasing # of bee stings <br />Modifies the way the immune system functions in the body<br />Body produces natural cortisone*<br />
    14. 14. Colony Collapse Disorder<br />Varroa mites, Nosema<br />Viruses, Fungus, IAPV<br />Pesticides and Herbicides <br />Loss of Habitat-less foraging<br />Malnutrition/transporting<br />
    15. 15. CCD Continued<br />China hand pollinates pear blossoms.<br />
    16. 16. What Can We Do to Help?<br />Increase demand for bee products <br /> Plant a flower/vegetable garden*<br /> Use natural pesticides/herbicides<br /> Become a beekeeper<br /> Become an advocate<br /> Seek assistance -Local Ext. Office<br />*http://beelab.osu.edu/factsheets/sheets/2168.html<br />
    17. 17. More To Do!!<br />Seek ways to enhance bee health in the hive <br />Eat more honey and other bee products <br />Blog/Tweet/Facebook <br />Make more soap with honey etc.<br />
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    19. 19. Credits and Quotes<br />National Honey Board<br />Vanishing Bees-UK<br />Backyard Beekeepers Association<br />Silence of the Bees-PBS<br />Beevenom.com-Canada<br />Photobucket.com<br />Durhamsbeefarm.com<br />Naturepedic.com<br />Scrummys.blogspot.com<br />Roamingtimes.com/environment/images/pesticides<br />AI Root Company/Bee Culture Magazine<br />OSU Beekeepers Association<br />Mid Atlantic Apiculture and Extension Consortium <br />Beeinformed.org<br />
    20. 20. Thank You……..<br />