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Tuesday, April 24, 2012
Our World- the Pollinators
Honeybees and beehives are becoming rare all over the world. Recently I saw this enormous beehive on the top of a tall building near my home. When I went to click it, I saw the remains of an earlier beehive at the same place. Greedy hands had robbed the earlier one, but the bees , which are creatures of habit, returned to the same spot again.
You can see a lone bee returning to the hive in this photo.
Bees not only provide us with honey and beeswax, but they are our invaluable friends. They pollinate our food crops. The alarming situation now is that the number of various types of honeybees is dwindling. This may be due to parasites which attack the bees, or habitat destruction , or just unthinking greed of humans.
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