Monday, May 18, 2009

The bees disease

More fun news on how big business agriculture is killing bees.

If you haven't already, you really should go out and read Rowan Jacobson's Fruitless Fall. Not only will you learn a lot about these incredible creatures, you will also begin to realize why the disappearance of bees is a very bad thing for anyone who enjoys food. It had me wishing I could keep some bees of my own. Alas, the owners of my apartment building were not so enthusiastic. . .

In other news, I'm 2 days from Iceland. I'd do backflips but I've never really been good at doing anything more than 1/2 backflips (which, much like doing 1/2 eskimo rolls in kayaks, are just not that much fun).

1 comment:

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It is an eye opener when you realise just how crucial bees are to all food production. Very frightening situation.

But Iceland beckons! Go, have a wonderful time and tell us all about it when you return. With pictures!