Bees: insects vital to our survival

Bees play a vital role in the ecosystem in pollinating plants; without bees, many plants would not be able to produce fruit or seeds.

Bees play a vital role in the ecosystem because they are responsible for most of the pollination of plants. They seek nectar from flowers for food, and pollen grains attach to their bodies.

When bees move from flower to flower, pollen moves between flowers, fertilizing the reproductive cells of plants and enabling them to produce seeds and fruits.

Bees live in organized colonies with a well-defined division of labor. Each bee colony consists of a queen, worker bees and male bees, called drones.

The queen is responsible for reproduction, while worker bees perform tasks such as collecting food, cleaning the hive and caring for the larvae.

Worker bees collect nectar from flowers and transport it to the hive, where it is processed into honey through a process inside their glands. Honey is stored inside the combs as a food source for the colony.

There are different species of beesbut the most common and well-known are honey bees (Apis mellifera). These bees are social, live in organized colonies and are commonly kept by beekeepers for the production of honey, beeswax and other products.

As I mentioned in my article May, the third month of the spring season ) il World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20 and is an opportunity to raise awareness about the importance of bees and promote actions to protect them.

Unfortunately, bees face several threats that threaten their survival. These threats include climate change, overuse of pesticides, habitat loss due to deforestation and urbanization, and diseases and pests that affect bee colonies.

Protecting bees and promoting sustainable agricultural practices are becoming increasingly important to preserve ecosystems and ensure food production.

Many organizations and individuals are actively engaged in bee protectionPromoting the adoption of more sustainable agricultural policies, reduction in the use of harmful pesticides, creation of habitats for bees and raising awareness of the importance of bees to our survival.

Before saying goodbye, I would like to remind you that for those who would like to lend their support in defense of biodiversity and save bees, two links are available: Adopt-a-BeeSave the bees.

Ciao, see you soon!

May, the third month of the spring season

May is the third month of the spring season, from the lengthening days to the decidedly milder weather.

For my column Monthly almanac, today I will tell you some interesting facts about the fifth month of the year: May.

With its 31 days, May is the third month of the spring season, from the complete awakening of nature to the increasing exposure of sunlight, accordingly, e days are getting longer and the weather is definitely milder..

For May, the moon phases for the month are:

May 01-04: crescent moon

May 5: full moon

May 6-18: moon in waning phase

May 19: new moon

May 20-31: moon in crescent phase

The zodiac signs that belong to the month of May are: Taurus (April 21 to May 20) and gemini (May 21-June 21).

La pietra portafortuna del mese di maggio è lo Smeraldo. Emerald is also known by the name "green fire of the gem world."

The color of this gemstone comes from the combination of Chromium, Vanadium and Iron. Depending on the amount of these elements in the crystal you will have unparalleled greens that make Emerald an unforgettable gem.

Regarding world/international days on my animal friends I would like to point out:

May 20

World Bee Day 

Bees, valuable insects critical to our survival on Earth but seriously threatened by pesticides, climate change, pollution and habitat loss.

They are vital for the preservation of ecological balance and biodiversity in nature.

May 23

World Turtle Day

The purpose of the initiative for the preservation of this oldest creature in the world is to raise awareness of the conditions and risks to this species, as well as to promote activities to safeguard and protect these animals worldwide.

Before saying goodbye, I leave you with a link to a nice little song about bees: ape zuccherina And a video of an old song about the turtle that my grandmother used to asconlude my mom when she was little 😊

Ciao, see you soon!