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For the Bees
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Everyday all across the world an amazing life-sustaining event happens right before our eyes, and most of us hardly notice.

Pollination is a key to survival for all of humanity. Honeybees, moths, butterflies, hummingbirds, and bats are all major players in the pollination process. They move from flower to flower, tree blossom to tree blossom, transferring pollen and enabling the trees and plants to bear fruit and vegetables. This, in turn, sustains larger animals and humans with nourishment and health. If this process became endangered our whole ecosystem would be in peril. In some areas around the globe that is exactly what is happening now.

I read an article the other day about a group of Chinese farmers that head out to their apple and pear orchards with a sack full of small paint brushes. They use them to capture the pollen from one tree and transfer to the another, therefore completing the pollination process. It's long and tedious work and takes a small army of people to get the job done. In the past the bees and butterflies did this without human intervention and all was well.

God-made Process

So what happened that caused this God-made process to stop working? A few years before all the bees and butterflies disappeared, the areas farms had all invested in and used copious amounts of pesticides and insecticides. This in turn killed off all of the pests that plagued their plants and trees, but at the same time it killed off all of the pollinators as well. After years of repeated use, the bees and butterflies totally disappeared, and now, even after they've stopped using pesticides, bees and butterflies are still missing.

Soon other areas of the world started having some of the same issues. One moment they'd have happy bees, and the next moment nothing, not one bee to be found. Most of these issues are caused by poisons and genetically modified foods and seeds. Synthetics are starting to take over the agriculture world, squeezing out the natural process more and more, leaving the bees and other pollinators with nothing to pollinate.

The Bible says, “If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey” (Numbers 14:8).

God made the wonderful process of pollination to happen naturally, and we should do what we can to help pollinators survive. Planting flowers, fruit trees, and vegetable gardens around your home, and reducing toxins and poisons will help the pollination process to survive and thrive. After all, it's our own health and well being that is at stake.

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