COMIC: “I… just wanted… to dance”
Sweet Honey Display via The Irish Beekeeper
The Medicine of Altruism - words by His Holiness the Dalai Lama
“When I consider the lack of cooperation in human society, I can only conclude that it stems from ignorance of our interdependent nature. I am often moved by the example of small insects, such as bees. The laws of nature dictate that bees work together in order to survive. As a result, they possess an instinctive sense of social responsibility. They have no constitution, laws, police, religion or moral training, but because of their nature they labour faithfully together. Occasionally they may fight, but in general the whole colony survives on the basis of cooperation. Human beings, on the other hand, have constitutions, vast legal systems and police forces; we have religion, remarkable intelligence and a heart with great capacity to love. But despite our many extraordinary qualities, in actual practice we lag behind those small insects; in some ways, I feel we are poorer than the bees…
To me, it is clear: a genuine sense of responsibility can result only if we develop compassion. Only a spontaneous feeling of empathy for others can really motivate us to act on their behalf.”
WATCH: “Andrew Cote, Beekeeper” via The Next List
“Urban Beekeeping is like crack. It’s an obsession and there’s no turning back.” -Andrew Cote
How Are Dying Bees Affecting Our Lives? via nationalgeographic.com
We are the month of AUGUST ? Which you all know is an awesome month ?
August 17th, 2013 = NATIONAL HONEY BEE AWARENESS DAY!!
ARTICLE — TRAVERSE CITY, MI:
Residents buzzing over urban beekeeping approval
“Traverse City officials approved a proposal to allow urban beekeeping within the city on Monday night.
Commissioners voted to amend zoning rules which will allow city residents to have up to two honey bee colonies or hives per property. The idea was initially brought up in may by a group of interested community members.
Since then, the commission says they have done a lot of research on the practice. Community members at Monday night’s meeting were very supportive of the idea and are happy with the outcome.”
HoneyLove Beekeepers visit the garden!
“There was a buzz in the air when Chelsea from HoneyLove Beekeeping came to visit Farm King garden this week! Students were educated and entertained by all things bees. So much thanks to Chelsea and HoneyLove for opening up the students’ eyes to the wonderfully exciting and important role that bees play!”
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