Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day #315 The First Major Pollinators

Now, since this is a blog about bees and beekeeping, I’ll bet you think I’m going to say the first major pollinators were honey bees—or bumble bees—or mason bees.


Several hundred million years ago, before there were bees to pollinate the plants, guess what critter filled that ecological niche?

Are you ready for this?


I would imagine that means mosquitoes were there to feed the first birds and frogs, too, when those came along.

So, the next time you’re outside slapping away at those pesky little skeeters who are after your blood, how ‘bout you thank them before you squash them!

BEEattitude for Day # 315:
       Blessed are those who slow down at night in case there are deer crossing the road, for they shall be safer as a result.

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