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Bee Talk

“The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them.” -Saint Francis de Sales

Ten years ago, one of our team members had a conversation with a bee. He didn’t chat with her, but this bee spoke loudly and clearly. Her condition drew his compassion; she was lethargic, and bees are usually energetic. She was not near flowers, so he thought she might need nectar. He gently put her on the tip of his finger, pet her, and walked over a quarter mile to place her on a clover flower. She was reluctant to leave, so he rotated his finger over the flower to lift her off. Something inside told him there was more to her story.

How do we know the bee was female? 95% of all bees are female, and those that forage and scout are all female. 5% are male and are only good for one thing, but it’s a good one thing.

Bees are a vital part of life; their pollination efforts are largely responsible for the proliferation of vegetation. In Vanishing of the Bees (documentary, 2010), one idea stood out: Attempts to eradicate pests disrupted the course set by nature, and nature responded with the collapse of bee colonies. Are we hearing nature’s message through the bees? We need to cooperate with nature for our own health. Introducing elements and compounds into our bodies that are not part of the development of natural life should raise some red flags. In our attempt to solve a particular problem, we can lose sight of the big picture and cause new problems. That’s what seems to have occurred with bees. To what extent has this occurred with us? But we can get back on nature’s course. The recently-released results of “a synthesis of 408 studies from 34 countries around the globe suggests that humans can help maintain healthy forests by focusing conservation efforts on the protection of animal pollinators and seed dispersers.”

Regarding personal human health, Cypress Systems Inc. has learned from and cooperated with nature. We have pioneered and developed the process of organically binding minerals to yeast. Research indicates nature does the best job of putting minerals in a form that benefits cellular health. Form matters. Cypress Systems has partnered with nature to produce products to benefit your health.

Don’t miss National Honey Bee Day on August 20, 2016. This year’s theme is Beekeeping: A Hobby with a Sweet Taste.

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