Sweet Death – Honey in Death RitualsBefore them, under the garden wall, Forward and back Went, drearily singing, the chore-girl small, Draping each hive with a shred of black.  Trembling, I listened; the summer sun Had the chill of snow; For I knew she was telling the bees of one Gone on the journey we all must go!  "Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence! Mistress Mary is dead and gone!"  thesection from John Greenleaf Whittier's poem "Home Ballads" describes the practice

Sweet Death – Honey in Death Rituals

pada-viya: Rima Staines (English, contemporary) ~ Telling the Bees When someone dies you are supposed to tell the bees~ and invite them to the funeral, give them wine and cake, hang mourning cloth.

Why is the #bee population declining, & why should we care? #CCD #savethebees

Why the Bee Population is Declining

The bee population is declining, and it has a huge impact on our food supply. Infographic by CustomMade describes how and why.

How the round, bee-friendly Sun Hive may help save the bees

How the round, bee-friendly Sun Hive may help save the bees (Video)

Based on the form of wild bee nests, the Sun Hive is a design that comes out of "bee-centered" apiculture, where the bees' natural tendencies are supported, rather than suppressed. Not surprisingly, bees seem to thrive in these hives.

Hey, look at this wallpaper from Rebel Walls, Blossom For The Bees! #rebelwalls #wallpaper #wallmurals

Blossom For The Bees

Build a small house For your Bees - 16 Bee Hive Plans | Build a Safe Place to Save the Bees by Pioneer Settler http://pioneersettler.com/best-bee-hive-plans

Beehive Plans For Beekeeping On The Homestead

Welcome to the Bee Hotel ::  Place des Jardins  in Paris ( http://www.arkinspace.com/2012/06/welcome-to-bee-hotel.html )

Welcome to the Bee Hotel :: Place des Jardins Paris (Bees are my favourite insect.

Save the Bees Shirt  Womens Scoop Neck  Natural White by naturwrk

Save the Bees Shirt - Womens Scoop Neck - Organic Cotton Shirt - Bamboo - xs S M L XL - Clothing -Tshirt - bug

Pick up beekeeping as a hobby and the bees will thank you!  Help save the bees and get a great garden harvest at the same time! The Homesteading Hippy via @homesteadhippy

Pick up beekeeping as a hobby and the bees will thank you!

Pick up beekeeping as a hobby and the bees will thank you! Help save the bees and get a great garden harvest at the same time! The Homesteading Hippy via /homesteadhippy/

Whimsical Keeper of the Bee's Vintage Style by DragonflyMeadowsArt, $39.00

Whimsical Bee Keeper Sign, Keeper of the Bees, Vintage Style, Distressed, Honey…

Vanishing of the Bees  Documentary, I watched this on Netflix....a must see! Sad, what man has done to his own environment.

Vanishing of the Bees (2009)

Vanishing of the Bees documentary. - see and Bees & "Flora & Fauna" since ca. - “If the bees disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have 4 years left to live.

Honey Bee's tongue or proboscis, unfolds like a blow horn toy. It is soft and splays at the end, allowing the bee to suck-up any nectar or water.

Pinner: Honey Bee Tongue Called a proboscis, the bees tongue unfolds like a New Year's blow horn toy. It's soft and will splay at the end allowing the bee to suck up any nectar or water.

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