Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Bee Kind To Our Friend The Bee
"If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe,” Einstein is rumored to have remarked, “then man would only have four years of life left.” Whether the wild-haired genius uttered those words — and if he did, how accurate they are — is a subject of historical and scientific debate. But let there be no doubt: Bees are in trouble, and that’s bad news for humans.
The recent emergence of Colony Collapse Disorder — a mysterious phenomenon responsible for the deaths of one-third of the honeybees in the United States — threatens the insect’s ability to pollinate fruits, vegetables, and other foods. The causes of the disorder are unknown; experts blame everything from pesticides to global warming for the sudden decline."
-Greg Ryan...please read the article in it's entirety here:http://www.hvmag.com/Hudson-Valley-Magazine/April-2009/Minding-the-Bees/
I don't know about you...but I was stunned by these findings. I have loved bees since I was a girl. They are magical. They are the hardest workers on the planet and we have long taken more than we've given them. Now they need our help. Aside from the decision to keep bees this next spring, I was inspired to create this Lil Baby Sock Bee. It is soft and smooshy, will fit right in your little ones hand, and is stuffed with lavender and a tinkly bell. Better yet...no stinger. It is embellished with felt and linen and the face is embroidered by hand. 50% of the proceeds of each bee I sell will go to a fund for helping research Colony Collapse Disorder and what can be done. If you love the bee like I do and want to do a little something for them. Here's your chance. The bees thank you! I'll even sweeten the deal with FREE SHIPPING. Pick one up today at www.chickabiddybaby.etsy.com.
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