images taken from bee-websites
woensdag 29 februari 2012
In addition to yesterday's Yellow: bees. On the 14th of February I attended a bee-dinner at Retort Art Space. Vegetarian dishes, in which the colour of bees as well as their role in growth was obvious. A local beekeeper had an inspiring talk about the importance of bees for our lives and the threats that face bees nowadays. And in and around Amsterdam so much honey is produced; I hadn't realised before I listened to him. 2012 is The Year of the Bees. More and more cities are joining in beekeeping: Beehives on the roof of Tate Modern & Fortnum&Mason in London, a huge amount of beehives in Paris, Berlin, New York: apiculture is taking off to resist decline of bees by pesticides and diseases. So I was happy to read this morning in the magazine of Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam that in April bees will arrive on their new roof! Hurray for this initiative! Three beekeepers will take care of them. We need more bees; and it's easy to think where they can live: the Townhall, schools, Zuid As offices, hospitals...all the buildings in my area Java eiland & KNSM eiland......the list is endless. I hope it will continue!