Friday, April 30, 2010
I have this thing for bees. I love bumblebees because they remind me of awkward old men; they're cute and kind of clumsy, and that's meant in the most complementary sense. Honeybees provide sweetness (made from their spit no less!), are kind of fuzzy and remind me of Winnie the Pooh. Bees have a fantastic sense of direction, communicate by dancing, and pollinate the flowers every spring and summer. They're also essential for all kinds of agriculture, pollinating tons of fruits and veggies that are important for our health and economy. Their honey is delicious, and if you consume local honey it can help with some pollen allergies. My Native American roots have granted me immunity from pollen season, but my friends aren't so lucky and have discovered this yummy trick.
On the bee kick, check out our honeycomb necklaces from Stone and Honey, and our new ceramics by Megan Ramsey with bee designs on the bowls. (You'll just have to take my word for it on the bowls, but they're fantastic, promise.)
By the way, yellow jackets are not bees, they're technically in the wasp family, so don't let these aggressive, picnic ruining b****es spoil the goodness of their wonderful cousins.
Stay sweet, honeys!
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