Creating a Buzz for Don’t Step on a Bee Day!
Creepycrawlydale Tales is a delightful children’s book but will give many an adult enjoyment too as Les Yates has a marvellous sense of humour.
The book revolves around the antics of a family of bees and the escapades of their daily lives. They are often joined by many of their friends, be it the Leather Jacket crowd or Mr Web.
Each chapter has a different theme, football, politics, a bank holiday. There is always a lesson to be learned but with great humour.
Next time you venture into the garden, give it a thought to the miniature wildlife carrying on around you. I am sure you will look at them with a new admiration, which after all is, I believe, the moral of the story.
Don’t Step on a Bee Day! Today is a special day of the year when people get together to learn about the importance of protecting and caring for bees. Many people don’t like bees, especially when they sting us. However, this sting is the last resort of bees who feel that their life is in danger as stinging someone will actually cause the bee to die.
Honey bees are super important pollinators for flowers, fruits and vegetables. They help other plants grow. Bees transfer pollen between the male and female parts, allowing plants to grow seed and fruit.
Honey Bees fly at a speed of around 25km per hour and beat their wings 200 times per second.
The Queen bee can live up to five years. She is busiest in the summer months, when she can lay up to 2,500 eggs a day.
The average worker bee lives for just five to six weeks. During this time, she’ll produced around a twelfth of a teaspoon of honey
Lets try and make a difference. We can help these lovely honey bees by planting special flowers in our garden; Lavender, Crocus, Butterfly Bush and there’s many more flowers. We can help provide bees with a safe place to rest when they are away from their hive.
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