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INSECTS ARE THE BEST BUILDERS

THEY BUILD THE COOLEST HOUSES

Here’s a happy video for you. <3 we filmed it toward the end of last year but wanted to wait and publish as we get back into the swing of things – our regularly scheduled content is coming back! 

I made it to Calgary! 🛬😊❤ I’m so pumped for Calgary Expo tomorrow! 💪😎 It’s my second convention in a row and I’m excited to go for round 2! ✌😆 Here’s a sneak peek of some of the items I’ll have with me at my table! 😉✨ You can find me and these colorful coaster sets at booth X4-5 this weekend from April 27th-30th. 🙋🌈 I have some fun stuff in store this weekend so I hope you’ll make it out for the show and visit me! 😁💕 Hugs!💖💖💖

Hey so it’s almost springtime, which is swarming season for our bee friends!

Swarming is totally normal for a colony of bees so if you see something like this, don’t spray pesticides or harm the bees! It’s not dangerous at all and they happen to very calm like this because they are not protecting a hive or a queen. If they are swarming near your house and need to be removed, call a beekeeper and let a professional take care of them.

Even if you’re scared or allergic to bees (like me), there’s no reason to harm these creatures when they’re naturally preparing for spring.
Make sure you spread this information around to protect the bees!

Actually you know what. Just don’t mow. Get rid of your lawnmower. Turn your whole yard into a wildflower field or an edible garden. Lawns are the invention of the upper class to show wealth through wasted plots of grass that is meticulously tended for no reason other than to be grass. It’s literally an empty plot of land they kept because they had so much money they didn’t need it to grow food. Not using a yard as just a yard is an act of rebellion.

One of the main industries still supporting lawns is chemical pest control companies, and they’re also responsible for the insecticides that crashed the bird populations in the 40s and 50s as well as a lot of what’s killing bees and butterflies now. The herbicides they produce specifically targets “bad” plants like dandelions, buttercups, and clovers, which are plants bees rely on for early spring feeding. Grass is just grass; it would be great for feeding small mammals if people would let it grow more than three inches, but they won’t.

So, yeah. Kill lawnmower culture. Plant some native flowers. Grow some vegetables and fruit trees. Put out bird feeders and bee sugar spots and homes for both. Be kind to bugs and birds and rabbits and opossums and whoever else might wander by. Make your neighborhood a lot more beautiful.

how to help sick bee!!

is bee on ground? is bee not moving much?? is bee tired??? help sick bee!!!

  • use paper to pick up bee!
    slide slowly under little bumbly legs and little bumbly body until bee is fully on paper

  • bring bee inside to open window or open door!!!
    when bee is better, bee will fly out!

  • make sugar water for bee!
    mix two (2) to three (3) tablespoons of sugar (can be normal sugar or organic sugar! no artificial, no diet sweetener, no sweetener, just sugar!!!!! no honey either!!!!!!) with one (1) tablespoon of water! stir until sugar dissolves!!!!

  • put sugar water on plate or spoon for bee!
    give to bee! put bee on clean parts of plate or hold spoon near bee! if bee gets stuck in sugar water, use paper to help them get unstuck!

  • let bee drink and rest!!!!!

  • can put a bowl / plate / container of sugar water outside for other bees!!!!! use same two to one (2:1) or three to one (3:1) ratio for mix!!!!!