We love the bee because:
- Most plants rely on it for survival.
- It increases yields in cultivated crops and preserves native vegetation.
- It enhances the quality of fruits, vegetables, seeds, plant fibers, essential oils, and other natural products.
- It contributes to the preservation of biodiversity and life in ecosystems.
- It protects, enriches, and enhances forest and agricultural ecosystems.
- Through cross-pollination, bees create offspring that combine the inherited characteristics of two parents, with genetic diversity, better adaptation, survival, and increased plant resistance to pests and diseases.
- It is responsible for the delicate aroma of the air we breathe, attracting it from flowers.
- It is responsible for the colors of Spring, with various flowers competing in beauty and color to attract it.
- Through pollination, it improves soil fertility and protection.
- It provides us with unique, highly nutritious natural products with therapeutic properties that contribute to our health.
- It teaches us through its society about organization, altruism, teamwork, and continuous effort for the survival of the whole.
- It is the only productive animal that has not been exterminated or killed for exploitation.
- Through the purity of its wax, we pray for Divine Grace.
- We love the bee because, without it, the survival of human life would be nearly impossible.
What we love, we must care for and protect. Bees belong to all of us, and their contribution to our ecosystem concerns us all. Beekeepers simply have the blessing of caring for and serving this planet’s most beneficial insect. That’s why everyone should be aware of its salvation from toxic pesticides, destructive herbicides, environmental pollution, soil and water contamination, impending climate change, and human interference in the ecosystem.