Love this...saw it online and had to share.
It's from a store in California...
It really get's the point across huh? I love how they have the signs prepared to just fill in the blank with whatever would be impacted most if bees were suddenly gone from the eco-system.
Of course, all of this is referencing the die off/shortage of bees that is scaring scientists, and beekeepers, around the world. We are doing our part!
The bees are hanging in there this Summer heat, though one is thriving and bustling with activity, the other is a bit weaker. Not sure what is up there. "Ariadne hive" the one on the left, is crazy busy and building up and storing honey. "Persephone hive" on the right has much less activity. They are producing, but just not as much as their next door neighbor.
That's why we did two the first year, to learn what works, what might not, and of course to see how two colonies with the same start, same environment and conditions, can have one thrive and another one not so much. We'll just have to see how the first bee season ends for us.