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Today [March 4, 2015], a coalition of more than 125 conservation, beekeeping, food safety, religious and farming advocacy groups rallied in front of the White House and delivered more than four million petition signatures calling on the Obama administration to put forth strong protections for bees and other pollinators.

The rally coincided with both a D.C. metro ad campaign, and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) and John Conyers’ (D-MI) reintroduction of the Saving America’s Pollinators Act, “which would suspend the use of four of the most toxic neonicotinoids until the Environmental Protection Agency conducts a full review of their safety,” said Friends of the Earth.

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today’s convo:

"Once, Picasso was asked what his paintings meant. He said, ‘Do you ever know what the birds are singing? You don’t. But you listen to them anyway.’ So, sometimes with art, it is important just to look." —Marina Abramović

"Everyone discusses my art and pretends to understand, as if it were necessary to understand, when it is simply necessary to love." —Claude Monet

collages by Eugenia Loli

Honey

hey can the vegan side of tumblr explain any reason not to eat honey other than “its an animal by-product” .. I get it, but also beekeepers keep bees for the sake of better protecting the hive, especially in colder climate. So why not buy honey (locally) or other bee products and support your beekeepers! 

hELP

I found the source of the ongoing bee appearances

THEY’RE MAKING THEIR HOUSE OUTSIDE NEAR THE GARAGE NEAR THE OPEN VENT THAT GOES THROUGH INSIDE OF OUR HOUSE

I WANT TO CALL THE BEEPKEEPER BUT THEY COST MONEY AND MY DAD IS TELLIN ME TO GET ANIMAL CONTROL???

DO U KNOW IF ANIMAL CONTROL KILLS THEM B EES?

Bee Fact #54

While many believe bees have always been black and yellow, this colouration is a recent adaptation that allows the bee to hide in active crime scenes. Before 1836 bees were actually striped in various shades of green for camouflage in long grass.

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Hi guys this is v important!! So spring is right around the corner (for some sooner than others) and u know that bees have been in trouble for quite some time now but these ppl have made these “seedles” they’re basically seed bombs that sprout flowers that attract bees!!! So while ur planning your spring garden please keep these in mind!! The seeds are encase in clay that keep them away from birds and the flowers are colorful attractive flowers to bees! Each one contains a different wildflower and u can pick which region of the US ur from so u don’t accidentally plant any invasive species so buy a seedle save the bees!!!

growtherainbow.com

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  Honey on Tap from Flow Hive

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Ever since people first learned the consequences of Colony Collapse Disorder, a number of researchers have been attempting to find new ways to extract honey from bee hives without disturbing the bees. If you stop to think about it, the process of honey extraction can be very traumatic for the bee colonies, but what else can be done to collect the honey? The process of harvesting honey has not evolved much over the years… until now.

One group of honey enthusiasts has made incredible headway by introducing a new honey extracting invention called Flow Hive. The soon-to-be-released product is described as “… artificial honeycomb for use in a beehive, which enables honey to be removed from the honeycomb without removing the honeycomb from the hive.” The process has been patented by Flow™, and while there are a lot of unanswered questions at this time, the contraption has captured the imagination of the beekeeper industry and honey bee enthusiasts.

Through a Kickstarter campaign (soon to be launched), the inventors hope to inspire a new generation of beekeepers who will find that harvesting honey is easier, more gratifying, good for the planet, and not as harmful to the bees.While this is not a regional company, the effects from such an invention could help to impact every corner of the planet.You can conduct a search on Kickstarter once the campaign goes live on February 23.

Via: gizmag

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the signs as bees

Aries: is actually a wasp and will sting you for no reason multiple times
Taurus: bumblebees
Gemini: is actually 2 bees
Cancer: stingless bees
Leo: a bee who looks in the mirror all day
Virgo: the queen bee
Libra: many small bees
Scorpio: a cloud of vengeful bees
Sagittarius: worker bee
Capricorn: the bee that flies in your face cause it thinks ur a flower
Aquarius: bees that drown cause they think they can swim or something
Pisces: honeybees during their scene phase