Here is a redraw of our favorite queen Chloe Bourgeois 😇
Would you like me to draw Queen Bee?
. 🌹Do not steal my art and claim it as yours🌹
Tags: #miraculousladybug#chloe#pollen#queenbee#parisian#superheroine #season2#miraculoustalesofladybugandcatnoir
🤧Hayfever - can we ‘treat’ it with food?!🤧
Loads of myths roaming the internet around what helps with Hayfever...and we get it that it’s tempting because Hayfever sucks. Andy gets it REALLY badly...all the streamy, itchy eyes and nose and itchy skin too 😫. NOT FUN. But treating it...? .
There isn’t a special diet that’ll fix it sadly (remember food doesn’t ‘cure’ sickness, it can contribute to ‘prevention’ but that’s another post for another day 😉) - although you can help yourself to feel as well as possible with plenty of variety of foods 🍏🍌🥑🍇🌽🍠🥔🥦🍗🥩🥚🥥🍓🍣🍚and keeping in mind how you can care well for your body with it (tune in to how they make you feel). There is a good amount of anecdote on the internet, things like local honey🍯 and some herbs that could save the day - but it is just anecdote, sadly not an evidence based claim...research has shown them not to make a significant difference. .
A few things worth a try - making sure you switch clothes 👚👖when you get home if you’ve been outside to rid yourself of pollen, making sure pets🐶🐱 aren’t carrying pollen into your home, antihistamines (under guidance from your Doc), lining your nose with some Vaseline to catch pollen and Andy’s faves - sunglasses ON 😎 and avoiding lawn-mowing at all times! 🌱 .
You’re obviously welcome to try other things (that won’t harm you please!😅) but you guys asked for evidence so this is where it’s at right now 👍
Full load .
Förutom att gå igenom några av avläggarna idag, så satte vi även på en pollenfälla. Utöver det pratade vi lite om pollen och bibröd och fick även smaka på det. Vi tittade även på material för att göra kakhonung och sen smälte vi en del av vårt vax i en saftmaja. #bi#biodling #bigården #tisdagsträff #vaxsmältare #pollen #bibröd
Oh the sweetness 🖖 Praise the allmighty 🐝's! Did ya know thanks to them - 🍓's taste SUPERGOOD (they increase their taste and help fight against diseases) - that IF there are pollinators available. @mansikkatilajarmovaltari is totally organic farm and they do goood stuff to ensure there is plenty of pollinators around - we just went to grab afew boxes so the fridge is stuffed for months. So toss the whitesugar away and taste some ❤ from Mother Earth directly. #nowhitesugarallowed#nwsa
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'MY FAVORITE SUMMER ACCESSORY IS: ANTIHISTAMINE.' --Unknown.⠀
Hands up if you suffer from seasonal allergies? 👋⠀
I'm actually the only person in my little family that DOESN'T suffer, but given how badly my husband and daughter struggle with grass and pollen from May to September, I know more about seasonal allergies than most, lol.⠀
When we first moved into our house, we didn't actually know our sweet girl had a grass allergy, and the moment the weather warmed up, we opened ALL the windows. ⠀
I learned the hard way that once you get allergens into your home, you're basically screwed for the rest of the season. But I also learned there are tons of ways you can reduce the impact of seasonal allergies. ⠀
My husband and daughter still need to take an antihistamine every 24 hours, but since they suffer pretty badly, we need to do more than just rely on medication. Here are some things that have really helped:⠀
SHOWER BEFORE BED. And be sure to wash your hair! This prevents allergens from getting into bed with you and causing symptoms to worsen when you're trying to sleep.⠀
NEVER OPEN THE WINDOWS. We keep ours closed 365 days a year to prevent allergens from entering our home, and it really helps. ⠀
PLAN YOUR OUTINGS. Windy days are worse for my daughter, and rainy days basically destroy my husband's sinuses, so we try to plan our outdoor time accordingly. ⠀
TAKE PROBIOTICS. 70% to 80% of our immune system is located in our gut, and research strongly suggests the consumption of probiotics can improve our gut flora, which in turn improves our immune health and helps us ward off seasonal allergy symptoms. We take probiotics daily!⠀
MAKE DIETARY CHANGES. My daughter is on a pretty strict diet - no gluten, dairy, corn, soy, or sugar - and I have seen a noticeable reduction in her allergy symptoms since we changed her eating habits.⠀
👇What are your best allergy tips?
So all of my hives are finally queen right after a month of three queenless colonies. With that in mind I thought it would be a good idea to do a colony count and introduce them all.
I'm currently at 5 full-sized colonies, 1 nucleus - 5 frame - and two - 2 frame - splits. Oh, and one trapout! All seem to be doing well.
So this is my first ever colony. They came from a swarm I caught up the road from me, last year. This was my strongest colony, even promising a honey harvest, until the queen went awol with half of the bees at the beginning of the season - I missed a swarm cell.
They produced a new virgin queen at the beginning of last month and all seemed back on track, and then she went awol too. At this time they produced a number of queen cells, so I performed a split and left them alone. I inspected them again today and they have a beautiful queen, which I marked.
Hopefully I'll be able to take some of that honey off at the end of the year since they have two supers... One pretty much full, the other they are starting to draw out.
I love how bees work together! Today, in addition to all their other duties, they are busy working to keep the hive cool! No matter what, they do their job, protecting and serving their queen, the hive, and colony, even to the death. If only we worked together like the bees, in our homes, communities, nation and world. Can you even imagine? 💕
A divergergence from the norm
A Divergent Sunflower in an English garden. I think this is a divergent species but if you'd like to correct me, that would be appreciated in the comments below 👇👇 Follow me @bjammin76