So is was sweet to help @burtsbeesaus create a little extra buzz on the topic – with a mural on York Street telling the story of the foods we’d miss out on without the bees, and raising awareness and funds for these important critters.
Here’s an ode I wrote about it.
An Ode to the Bee Crew
There’s these little creatures we call the bees
Smaller than cicadas but bigger than flees
If you think them bees are just good for their honey
Let me tell you this mate, you’re not on the money
They do so much work which you may not know
But because of their toiling our foods do grow
Without those critters doing their pollinating gig
Then thirty percent of foods we eat would not be a thing
No coffee no banana no apple or cherry
Or pumpkin or lemon or even blueberry
No almonds or vanilla or grape or tomato
Or mango or peach or beloved avocado
Those or just some that I can remember right now
But you go have a look and it’ll furrow your brow
You can help right now by planting a flower or eight
Or mowing your lawn less could be kind of great
So in closing we should know that bees are great
And we should look out for them, they’re our little mates
The End 🎥@muhibfaris
Created with @ecolourpaint in association with @thedrawingarm and @the6amagency.
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