Hexagonal Bee Hotel Aims to Boost Declining Wild Bee Populations

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This wooden pavilion provides habitat spaces for wild bees — while giving human visitors a ringside seat.

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2013 may be worst year for bees, say beekeepers.

The Extinction Protocol

January 26, 2013ENVIRONMENT“We’re facing the extinction of a species.” That’s what one Midwest-based large-scale commercial beekeeper told me last week at the annual gathering of the American Honey Producers Association (AHPA). And he meant it. Bee losses have been dramatic, especially in recent years. And beekeepers are feeling the sting. According to many who manage hives, commercial beekeeping won’t pencil out in the future unless things change, and soon. Beekeepers from across the country gathered in San Diego in mid January to swap stories and share best practices in the trade, as well as to learn more about the latest research on declines in bee populations (often referred to as Colony Collapse Disorder). Independent science continues to point to pesticides as one of the critical co-factors in bee losses — alongside nutrition and disease — and beekeepers continue to see major declines. And these losses parallel…

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Purslane Health Benefits – Highest Omega 3 Fatty Acid In Land Plant

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Facts about purslane:

  • Purslane is a succulent plant that is used world wide traditionally by many cultures.
  • Though purslane is considered a weed it is highly nutritious and grow prolifically in the right conditions making it ideal for free greens.
  • Purslane is the highest omega 3 fatty acid source from land vegetables. Omega 3 is highly anti inflammatory and lacking in most peoples diets.
  • Purslane is high in vitamin A, some B and C.
  • Purslane also contains a variety of minerals including calcium, magnesium, potassium and iron.
  • Purslane is easy to cultivate requiring little experience to receive a huge nutritional reward!
  • Purslane is high in two potent antioxidants betaxanthins and betacyanins.
  • Purslane has antimutagenic properties.

Overall this plant is highly valuable in this day and age with the abundance of GMO, fluoride, radiation and other mutagenic compounds we are regularly exposed to that we need to heal from…

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