Photo via honeybeesdisappearing.com
If the bee disappears from the surface of the earth, man would have no more than four years to live. No more bees, no more pollination … no more men!”
This week, honey bees seem to be the topic of conversation everywhere I look. My sister and I have found several scattered around the garden, looking a little flustered.
As I'm sure many of you are aware, bees are an integral part of our ecosystem. They greatly assist in cross pollination and reproduction whilst bumbling from plant to plant. Without their help, many species of plants would find it hard to survive... although there is much skepticism on the theory that without bees, human life can not be sustained.
Personally, I think if bee hives were given to schools or homes for free where requested, we could help to sustain the bee population and protect these wonderful little creatures from extinction. I can think of nothing more fascinating and whimsical than caring for your own hive of honey bees and enjoying their own sweet honey fresh from your garden ^_^
The Guardian have complied a list of things we can do to help honeybees, which can be found here
Finally. . . I would like to share with you a claymation music video my wonderfully talented friend Alice made. I used one of the lyrics for my bee-blog title. It is truly adorable . . . Enjoy!
Mountain Man from Alice Nicholas Wood on Vimeo.
Music & stop motion animation by Alice Wood.
For more information on honey bees please visit http://honeybeesdisappearing.com/
Until then, pick some dandelions and do some pollinatin' like me hehe ;) A weed is just a flower growing where it doesn't belong ♥
Photo: Bree Bonneau 2009