Happy World Bee Day!! The dogs are fully into bee season where they live.
As soon as the first flowers bloomed, the dogs and their human were out and about walking around many places looking at many flowers. This means they also saw lots of bees. Fortunately, the dogs and their human are not afraid of bees. In fact, Doc actually loves to chase bees.
On one of their walks through a group of blooming redbud trees, there were bees everywhere!! This is because in addition to the blooming trees, there were bee hives nearby where the bees live and produce honey.
The dogs were not afraid of the bees. The only trouble was Doc was so focused on chasing bees, that he did not want to pose for a picture.
The dogs’ human loves bees. She is an avid gardener who loves all the pretty ways flowers bloom, and all the things associated with that, including digging in the dirt and dodging bees.
The dogs first home with their human was in North Dakota, and they saw plenty of bees while they lived there.
There are a lot of bees in North Dakota. The bees are there, because North Dakota has a lot of sunlight in the summers, and bees produce honey during sunlight. In fact, there are so many bees, with so much sunlight, North Dakota produces the most honey of any state in the United States.
Bees are very important for plant life and even food. They help flowers, fruit, and vegetables grow by pollinating the plants. Almonds are an example of a food that can only be grown if the bees pollinate the almond plants.
In addition to pollinating, bees produce honey. They live in colonies, where they also produce honey. Bees stay very busy. They have to visit 2 million flowers to make a single one pound jar of honey.
The next time you see a bee, we hope you look at it for the marvelous and important creature it is. Maybe dance around them a little like Doc, and know they are an amazing part of the ecosystem.