Swarming For National Honeybee Day 8/16/14

Flashback Thursday, August 16, 2012 – My pick photo for today stars this evening’s sunset. These colors are super dramatic and while I don’t appreciate the forest fires and heavy smoke, I can see the beauty of the colors and play of light.
August 16, 2012 sig
Flashback Friday, August 16, 2013 – This is my pick photo for today and it stars a closer shot of two native bees in the family melissodes (possibly melissodes agilis) resting in a sunflower 🙂
August 16, 2013 sigSaturday, August 16, 2014 – Today is National Honeybee Day (in the USA) and people swarmed the globe to bring awareness to the decline of pollinators.  They protested and handed out information to people so that they could decide whether or not to use poisons on their lawns and gardens.  I participated.  I only have two photos of sidewalk chalk messages because I don’t want to show the humans protesting and I have some bees, honeybees and a native bee, feeding on plants at Home Depot.  Sadly these plants have been treated with systemic poisons that hurt bees called neonicitinoids.
8:16:14 hd salvia 1 sig 8:16:14 hd honeybee 1 sig 8:16:14 native hd sig 8:16:14 sidewalk bee sig 8:16:14 sipping bee sig“How could intelligent beings seek to control a few unwanted species by a method that contaminated the entire environment and brought the threat of disease and death even to their own kind?”
~ Rachel Carson
8:16:14 hd salvia sig 8:16:14 hd honeybee sig 8:16:14 hd salvia 3 sig 8:16:14 save the bees sig 8:16:14 hd salvia 2 sig “A corporation, essentially, is a pile of money to which a number of persons have sold their moral allegiance.”
~ Wendell Berry
8:16:14 flying hd sig“Truth and beauty can still win battles. We need more art, more passion, more wit in defense of the Earth.”
~ David Brower
8:16:14 bee face sigOur hearts give thanks for the Grace in the Universe!
Bright Bee Blessings and Namaste ~ Raven

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