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"Bees"    "If bees disappeared from the earth,  man would have four years to live"  -Einstein  Please, help us tell the US government, Home Depot, Lowes and the media that we DO NOT SUPPORT Bee killing pesticides our governtment just approved.    http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14141

"Bees" "If bees disappeared from the earth, man would have four years to live" -Einstein Please, help us tell the US government, Home Depot, Lowes and the media that we DO NOT SUPPORT Bee killing pesticides our governtment just approved. http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14141

Traditional Japanese Hachi Hive

Traditional Japanese Hachi Hive

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St. Gobnait is the patron saint of bees and bee keepers. Ambrose and Valentine and Benedict also have that honor

St. Gobnait is the patron saint of bees and bee keepers. Ambrose and Valentine and Benedict also have that honor

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

Beneath a grassy mountain valley in central Colorado lies one of the richest and most diverse fossil deposits in the world. Petrified redwood stumps up to 14 feet wide and thousands of detailed fossils of insects and plants reveal the story of a very different, prehistoric Colorado.

(Sculptural detail of a bee from the well of Saint Gobnait.) In Ireland the Patron Saint of beekeeping is Saint Gobnait. The community of Bullyvourney, County of Cork, Ireland  still holds a celebration on Feb 11 in her honour. A Mass is held and attendees are encouraged to take water from the well.

(Sculptural detail of a bee from the well of Saint Gobnait.) In Ireland the Patron Saint of beekeeping is Saint Gobnait. The community of Bullyvourney, County of Cork, Ireland still holds a celebration on Feb 11 in her honour. A Mass is held and attendees are encouraged to take water from the well.

Here is a fossil of a “giant honey bee” found in Iki Island, Japan. KU Entomologist Michael Engel interpreted the fossil as being over 19 million years old.

Here is a fossil of a “giant honey bee” found in Iki Island, Japan. KU Entomologist Michael Engel interpreted the fossil as being over 19 million years old.

Bees: Funerals Interrupted and Death Superstitions | The Dead Bell

Bees: Funerals Interrupted and Death Superstitions | The Dead Bell