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i am a family physician who was diagnosed with
early mild cognitive impairment(mci) amnestic type on december 21, 2010
this is a precursor to alzheimers disease
because of this diagnosis i have opted to stop practicing medicine
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Monday, August 19, 2019

it was the bees day this weekend


this was my bee hive i had at the country n in texas
the bees seemed quite happy being on our 10 acres
they had acess to all these native plants all year round
there was always something blooming around there

they supplied us with a lot of honey the few years before we moved

now the county n was a good location since it was surrounded by large ranches and they didnt have to be worried about getting zapped by some pesticide or insecticide or weed killer on somebodys corn field or soybean field

when i took my bee class before i got my bees
they said
if you live next to a big corn field you probably cant have bees
they will all die from the stuff that gets sprayed on those fields
3 miles away will be too close to these fields since thats how far a bee will forage for nectar

ive seen online where friends have tried to unsuccessfully have bees several times only to find them all gone or all dead
its some poison sprayed somewhere close by

honeybees are important
without them we all or many of us would probably starve

they are the pollinators for many of our fruit and veggie crops

we all need to take care of them

at our community garden here we have added several hives on the edges of the property
protected with a tall fence to keep folks out
to raise honey and also to provide pollination for our orchard and veggie gardens

just this weekend i went out to look at them
swarming all around zipping back and forth
they seemed all quite happy and content
doing their job
feeding and caring for their queen
pollinating our veggies and fruit
soon to be providing us with some honey to be used in a fall event as a fundraiser for our garden
i hope to access some of the honey if its auctioned or sold at this event

fresh honey local honey tastes the best

saturday was national honeybee day

we should all celebrate that day each year
without them our food supply would be limited

do your part to protect them

for a bee story that will make you smile click on this old blog called
bouncer and the bee

rip bouncer

the organicgreen doctor

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