Member CACOR Board of Directors, Gordon Kubanek, reminds us of World Bee Day.
The selfish case for saving bees – it’s really how we save ourselves
May 20 was World Bee Day. Let’s cheer on those hard working bees!
Given that I am a beekeeper I am thrilled that pollinators are being acknowledged as vital to our lives in such an official way. I became a beekeeper around the same time that I was first a Green Party candidate, just over 10 years ago. Thus, in my heart these two activities are linked. When I work with my bees I feel part of something beyond the human world, that I am working with a part of Nature that I cannot control and that fills me with wondour, delight and many, many questions. Being a Green candidate similar in that all issues we discuss in campaign are connected, from health to transportation to energy to national & food security – they are connected because we too live in ecosystems – the human made and that of the world – and in all ecosystems we are all connected: all are our brothers and sisters.
So, Happy Bee Day and BEE HAPPY and very, very grateful!
The UN website for World Bee day includes such interesting topics as
How to make a nest box for solitary bees & 10 things you can do for the bees
For more go to https://www.worldbeeday.org/en/
Read this great article: The selfish case for saving bees – it’s really how we save ourselves https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/18/saving-bees-save-ourselves-pollinators
“This month a landmark UN global assessment report warned that a million wildlife species were facing extinction, and at an unprecedented rate. Thousands of bee species will be among them. In Europe, 37% of them have experienced a recent decline in populations, and 9% face extinction; almost a quarter of those in North America are at increasing risk of becoming extinct. In other parts of the world, where data is limited, they all face similar threats from intensive farming, climate breakdown and invasive species. And their demise is potentially catastrophic for nature and humankind.”
In action and solidarity,
PS: The Green Party of Canada just launched Mission: Possible.