Guided by the Bees in My Backyard

Pride of Madeira

Spring is here in Pacifica and I thought it would be a good use of my time to take a break from UniGuide and go out to the backyard and see what’s going on. I was happy to see lots of bees buzzing around the Pride of Madeira and other flowers, doing vital work and generating immeasurable ROI, just as they have for eons.

I said, ‘Hey! Bees! Wassup?’

And the bees carried on, fully ignoring me, getting pollen or pollinating?

I asked the bees again, ‘Wassup?’

And one of them paused, the one down in the bottom left corner of the photo, and said,

“Can’t you see we’re busy?”

“Can’t you and your people show a little respect and let NATURE do what she’s good at, what she’s done since time immemorial to utter perfection? Can’t you go sign a petition or donate to a bee charity or do something to support us instead of getting in our way?”

I bowed my head in deference and said, ‘Will do.’

Here are some important bee conservation organizations that are worth checking out:

Bee Informed

The Honeybee Conservancy

Scientific Beekeeping


By Kristen M. Stanton








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