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This Is A Real Bee-Bummer   2 comments

Desert Museum-9786 blogDying Bee On Flower — Image by kenne

We read about bees
disappearing,
but this one chose to
die on the job.

Actually,
this honey bee
didn’t choose to die on the job,
we made the choice.

This image frightens me.
I care about bees —
especially honey bees.
We can’t afford to lose bees.

So, why was this bee dying?

We think we know,
but then we don’t —
actually we do,
but we are in denial.

Neonics,
that’s right, neonics
are intoxicating
the honey bees

in the dysfunctional
food system
we have created,
in which they work —

try going to work
when you are
undernourished
and drunk!

— kenne

Related Articles:

http://www.npr.org/2013/09/27/225440117/why-are-bees-disappearing

http://www.forbes.com/sites/jonentine/2013/04/11/science-collapse-disorder-the-real-story-behind-neonics-and-mass-bee-deaths/

Capturing The Moment — The Bees Have It To The Pleasure Of The Flower   7 comments

SCVN Nature Walk July 2013No competition here!

SCVN Nature Walk July 2013What are all you guys doing here? — Images by kenne

And now you ask in your heart, 
“How shall we distinguish that which is good in pleasure from that which is not good?” 
Go to your fields and your gardens, and you shall learn that it is the pleasure of the bee to gather honey of the flower, 
But it is also the pleasure of the flower to yield its honey to the bee. 
For to the bee a flower is a fountain of life, 
And to the flower a bee is a messenger of love, 
And to both, bee and flower, the giving and the receiving of pleasure is a need and an ecstasy. 

People of Orphalese, be in your pleasures like the flowers and the bees. 

Extract from Kahlil Gibran’s The Prophet

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