Monday, 20 May 2013

Telling the Bees


Another video this week, this time of a journal page. I am doing a series of loose pages which I plan to bind together at a later date. 

It occurred to me the other day that I have seen virtually no bees so far this year and you may well be aware that bee populations are in decline all over the world. It looks like organo-phosphate insecticides could be playing a big part in this and it has potentially very serious repercussions for us all if numbers of pollinating bees keep falling, so if you have a garden make sure you do everything you can to welcome bees into it by planting the sorts of flowers they love and not using pesticides!



Folklore tidbit: there is an old superstition amongst beekeepers that you must tell the hive of any significant events - births, marriages or deaths for example - or they will swarm and you will lose your bees for good.





2 comments:

  1. Awesome art page! Also, I just wanted to let you know that you have been nominated for The Liebster Award! Please visit my blog for details:

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    Congratulations and have a great day! :)

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    1. Thanks very much Lynda! :)

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