The small patches of dandelions are a little more frequent than in the past. It may be that a few more home owners are taking to heart the recent article that said the declining population of honey bees can benefit from the early season dandelions that creep into yards. Before other flowers start blooming, the article said, these yellow weeds in people’s yards are an important source of protein.
As the market for organic bee pollen grows, it should come as no surprise that products like pure royal jelly and raw organic honey are flooding the market. In fact, an increasing number of bee keepers are looking for ways to increase their production of items that are wanted by a number of consumers. From people who are looking for ways to make sure that they do not fall victim to the worst allergies to people who are looking for a natural sweetener, it is important that today’s bee keepers are able to provide the products that so many people want.
Consider some of these facts about pure royal jelly and the other bee products that are popular among other consumers:
- Usually food for young honey bees, pee pollen is about 40% protein and is rich in amino acids.
- A honey bee will produce an average of one twelfth of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
- The retail price of honey has almost doubled since the year 2006.
- Americans consume nearly 1.3 pounds of honey a person every year.
- With a pH between 3.2 and 4.5, honey is technically an acid.This pH number is enough to inhibit the spread of some bacteria.
- Helping at least 30% of crops and 90% of wild plants thrive, bees are pollinators, and are responsible for cross-pollination as well.
It is possible that this may be an early summer when a few home owners may make the decision to let the dandelions go for a few days. And while no home owner wants an entire lawn to be filled with weeds, there may be a short window when these yellow blooms can help the world’s dwindling bee population.