A while ago I blogged about the bees and the Great yellow Bumblebee in particular.
In their own words…
This Sunday we are asking you to help save the bees. We’re not asking you for any money. We just want to let you know (if you don’t already) that the world’s honey bees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Now, this might seem like it is a trivial matter but if the honey bee disappears completely, so might we. We rely on the honey bee to pollinate a vast amount of our crops – Albert Einstein once said that if the bees disappeared, “man would have only four years of life left”.
From 2007 – 2008, they declined by 30%. Nobody really knows why and the Government doesn’t seem to be too interested in finding out. So, it is up to all of us to try to do something.
On Sunday night we will hand out some literature letting you know things you can do to help and we will play the odd bee related record to remind us all how marvelous these little insects are – they pollinate our plants, they make delicious, nutritious honey, they are furry and cute, they make a great buzz, buzz buzzing sound. Yes, they have a nasty sting but they only use that in extreme circumstances. So, join us in celebrating these amazing creatures and seeing if we can all help to make sure they (and we) don’t become extinct.
All we ask is for a minute of your time to read a little bit about what can maybe done to help and then perhaps think about doing something and spreading the word.
If you are interested in coming along then please do so!
Or for more information go to www.saveourbees.org.uk/