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A Bit Of Bee Help

Jessica Morgan, M.H.This is a bit of bee info I came across a few months back and wanted to re-share it now that the weather has turned. I had previously posted it on my facebook page and was really happy to have gotten an email from an herbalist friend of mine who used this advice and was able to help a stranded bee.

The changeable weather catches bees out, leaves them cold and away from home which often kills them.


BUT YOU CAN HELP. If you see a grounded or struggling bee just pick it up with a piece of paper and put them in a warm sheltered spot. Feed them some honey water, 1 part honey (local) to 2 parts water, using a pipette onto a suitable surface near by. It will fly away when it is ready. If it is getting dark or the weather is unsuitable you can hang on to it for a while. They will appreciate your kindness and pay you back.

Remember, if a queen is saved it may save a whole colony or generation. It only takes a minute and will directly help to reverse bee decline.

 

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Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, M. H., Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, M.H.


 

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Know Your Weeds: Common Mallow

Jessica Morgan, M.H.Mallow is one of the earliest cited plants in recorded literature. Horace mentions it in reference to his own diet, which he describes as very simple: "Me pascunt olivae, me cichorea, me malvae" ("As for me, olives, endives, and mallows provide sustenance")

Know your weeds: Look down, because Common Mallow (Malva neglecta) probably grows around you. The flowers, leaves, young shoots and roots are edible, either raw or cooked and are very nutritious. The seeds alone contain 21% protein and 15.2% fat.

A number of different Mallow species have medicinal properties and are good for soothing coughs and healing wounds. Look in your garden because one could easily substitute Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) with Common Mallow or Common Hollyhock for use as an emollient and demulcent. 


As always, please email any questions to herbalist@morganbotanicals.com.

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Copyright 2010. All rights reserved. Jessica Morgan, M. H., Morgan Botanicals.

Disclaimer - The information provided in this article is for informational purposes only and is not intended as a substitute for advice from your physician or other health care professional. You should not use the information in this article for self-diagnosis or to replace any prescriptive medication. You should consult with a health care professional before starting any diet, exercise or supplementation program, before taking any medication, or if you have or suspect you might have a health problem, suffer from allergies, are pregnant or nursing.

Jessica Morgan, M.H.


 

 
 
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