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If you aren’t totally quaking in your boots at the news of millions of bees dead, yet again, you’re nuts.
this should be concerning a lot more people than it is
not only because bees are one of the most important animals in the world and their job is a lot more than gathering honey but also because they are what scientists refer to as an “indicator species”
this means that when their populations start dwindling and then rapidly dropping, humans need to watch their shit because that means that environmental factors are too difficult for THEM to live in, so it might be difficult for US to live in, too. bees basically act as an indication that humans have a lot to worry about and when they start dying like this it deserves a lot more than a few headlines.
last year my biggest worry was the steep decline in bee population and apparently thats not about to change anytime soon. people have told me to my face that they think its strange I’m so concerned for the bees. read this you selfish fucks
Get excited, motherfuckers. Without bees, we will die off. Bayer and Monsanto continue to produce the chemicals that have been proven to kill them, and the government has their backs. Bees pollinate 30% of our food in the US and we are passing legislation to PROTECT the scumbags responsible for killing them.
I preach this shit to everyone who will listen and I always get “WAAAAH I HATE BEES THEY STING AND THEY ARE BIG MEANIES!” but think about your future life without kiwis, cranberries, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, peaches, sunflowers, cotton, apples, plums, pears, mustard, celery, peppers, tomatoes, eggplant, beans, cherries, melons, turnips, canola oil, alfalfa, soybeans, lemons, oranges, and I could go on forever.
Bees are amazing creatures who are responsible for the comfortable lives we lead in this country and we cannot sustain and feed our population without them.
Alright you guys, there’s a good amount of notes on this but it’s only making us aware of the problem, not telling us what we can do to help. We can do something to help and YOU CAN HELP, YES THAT MEANS YOU. ALL YOU NEED IS DIRT, A FEW BUCKS, AND A MOMENT OF YOUR TIME TO MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE, LITERALLY.
Plant flowers that bees like and that attract them.
Bees prefer flowers that are blue, purple, and yellow. Choose flowers that bloom successively over the spring, summer, and fall seasons such as coreopsis, Russian sage, or germander. They especially love clover! Other plants include sage, salvia, oregano, lavender, ironweed, yarrow, yellow hyssop, alfalfa, honeywort, dragonhead, echinacea, bee balm, buttercup, goldenrod and English thyme. Buy seeds online.
GET RID OF THE PESTICIDES!!
If pesticides are killing off the bees so easily, what do you think it’s doing to us? The EPA says studies have shown pesticides can cause birth defects, nerve damage, and cancer. There are other ways to get rid of pests in the garden than using chemicals. Organic Garden Pests shows you how to keep off the bugs the organic way.
Give the bees a free home!
Please, if you have already reblogged this, reblog this is again with what I have posted onto it so you know what you can do to help. We can make a difference.
Sources and other helpful links:
Quick mention of the Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, a nonprofit group doing a LOT of good work for bees and other pollinators, among others.
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It still feels like the Closing Ceremony of the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic Games was just yesterday. Let’s look back at some of the great Closing Ceremony moments from recent Winter Olympic Games. Which one was your favorite?
One of the Olympic Rings failed to open during the Sochi Opening Ceremony. So, Russia showed a great sense of humor by having the ring open in an even bigger way at the Closing Ceremony.
Canadian speed skater Catriona LeMay Doan was unable to light one of the cauldron pillars at the Vancouver 2010 Opening Ceremony due to a hydraulic problem with the pillar. She was given the chance to remedy that by lighting the pillar at the Closing Ceremony. Humor was on display here too, with Canadian clown and mime Yves Dagenais “pulling” the problematic pillar up onto the stage!
The athletes at the Turin 2006 Closing Ceremony entered the arena without a strict order. This followed a tradition started 50 years earlier at the 1956 Melbourne Summer Games.
Salt Lake City
At the Salt Lake City 2002 Closing Ceremony, 75-foot tall dinosaurs hovered over one corner of the stadium cracking jokes. Their voices were provided by Utah natives Donny and Marie Osmond. The dinosaurs were there to commemorate the rich natural history of the Salt Lake area.
Thousands of Japanese swayed flashlight lanterns in the crowd at the Nagano 1998 Closing Ceremony. The pride they showed in their city and nation was a beautiful sight.