The bees are out!  Spring is here and the bees are out exploring, looking for any signs of early willow buds to tide them over until the flowers bloom.  Bees are so very fascinating, and so crucial to our very existence.  I started beekeeping last summer, and to commemorate the beginning of my new adventure I wrote the song "Honey Bee" which is featured on Rosie and the Riveters album, Good Clean Fun!  

Here I am moving the bees into their new home last summer. Great outfit right!?

Here I am moving the bees into their new home last summer. Great outfit right!?

Awareness of the growing problem of bee mortality is on the rise.  I am seeing a tonne of articles and initiatives to promote safe bee spaces.  That is something to celebrate!  A community-based effort is what is needed to create small backyard bee sanctuaries in order for the bees to survive.  Why not plant some flowers for the bees this summer!  I am planting 800 square feet of wildflowers this summer, for the bees, but also for my own enjoyment!  I like to call it my happy place.  You do not have to plant 800 square feet, especially if you live in the city.  A small space in your yard dedicated to bee-friendly plants could be very helpful.  To learn more and even receive a package of free flower seeds visit http://www.beesmatter.ca

Also be sure to check out Lori Weidenhammer's book, Victory Gardens for Bees.

And now for your listening pleasure, here is Rosie and the Riveters performing "Honey Bee" with a full band!  This video is from our sold out Broadway Theatre concert in October, 2015.

Enjoy,

and don't forget to plant some flowers!

xo

Melissa

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