Where Have All the Bees Gone?

I forgot to share our dressed up garbage truck this past Tuesday, Canada Day. I’ve never seen a flag draped across one before.

Canada Day garbage truck

Kai wants to know, what the heck happened to all of the bees?

june 30 2014 kai

I knew it was bad but now I’m noticing their absence in my own backyard. Literally. By this time of year, I’ve seen and taken hundreds of photos of bees around the yard and in the parks. (Still trying for the perfect shot.) I’ve seen 3 bees since April of this year. Only 1 last week. I do not know how people are not freaking out about this. I don’t know how the governments around the world are not taking a collective stand against pesticides and whatever else is killing off the bees. And yes it is an issue that is just has important as war, famine, sexual explotation etc. If we don’t have bees pollinating our crops, most of our food supply will be gone. Where are my bees? A Facebook page that I follow, concerning bees: Ma’s Backyard Beez. A great resource and they link to great articles and other websites.

july 1 2014 rose 3Time for another library run. I renew the books 2-3 times, but I get them read. I finished The Amazing Absorbing Boy, by Rabindranath Maharaj.  An immigrant story about a teenager from Trinidad, who comes to Canada to be reunited with his absentee father and hopefully find better opportunities. It was a great read, until the end. Why? There was no real conclusion! Did the main character stay in Canada or go back to Trinidad? I guess I’m left to fill in the blank.

Till next time,

Nadia

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