Thursday, February 13, 2014

National Geographic's Beautiful Intimate Portraits of Bees By Sam Droege...

Where would we be without them.
These little creatures transfer pollen from one plant to another and ensure we continue to enjoy the next generation of fruit, nuts,
vegetables and wildflowers.
Sam Droege photographed these beautiful bees for National Geographic Magazine.
There's more to know here.
If the bee disappeared off the face of the earth, man would only have four years left to live
said Maurice Maeterlinck in his book
The Life Of The Bee.
How true that quote is I don't know
and I don't wish to find out...


  1. What amazing creatures the bees. The part about life ending in 4 years if they disappeared is very sobering. Just an indication of how fragile our ecosystem is. I don't see preservation steps being taken in any big way.It's not the atom bomb that is our greatest enemy but indifference.

  2. I have read that the bee is disappearing. They fly off from their hive and can't find their way home. Seems some chemical or mold or something is interfering with their navigation system.

  3. It's been called colony collapse disorder. The chemicals that we are using in the form of certain pesticides are interfering with them, but it could be wifi too apparently. Or maybe they are mirroring our human disfunctional societies and are no longer in harmony with the natural order of things.