Bumble's Blog Hey peeps! I'm buzzing with excitement to welcome you to my blog! Seriously buzzing. I've always thought I had a nose for a good story, so I can't wait to share some of the v cool things I like, and topics I'm passionate about. Check in here for more about my story, my take on the care and feeding of the earth and the creatures on it, features about folks doing great, kind, compassionate things, and more info about bumble bloom events. Hope you enjoy!

Why humans can’t seem to leave bees alone

Environment/4 November 2018

Greetings, fellow earthlings. OK, so I’m hopping mad. You’ve been warned. 

For a lot of humans, the honey we bees produce for ourselves seems to have almost magical powers. Even as news of global honey bee colony collapse has become more widely known, people seem to look for answers that allow them to continue extracting honey to eat or sell, and leaving honey bees with vastly inferior sugar substitutes - an insufficient junk food diet.  It’s like a honey addiction, and honey consumers are happy to try anything — so long as it doesn’t threaten their supply. 

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The new you you don't need

Plant-based Living/21 October 2018

Greetings, fellow creatures! bumble here, and I wanted to share some more of my thoughts about food (it's a subject close to my heart, as you can see in "Honey is for bees") and how we feel about it. Me, I love honey. It has all the good things I need to be strong and healthy. Simple.

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4 Myths About Honey & Beekeeping

Environment/22 September 2018

Happy Fall, dear readers! May your pumpkin be spiced just the way you like it!

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bumble's pick of Chicago (Part I)

Travels/19 August 2018

 

Hey there comrades! bumble here, fresh from a whirlwind trip to the Windy City. Not very windy, I have to say. Mainly scorching hot. Maybe it's a seasonal thing. 

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Why animals are more than resources

Environment/29 June 2018

Howdy, friends! bumble here. I've been mulling this post over for a while now, and it feels ready, so here we are.

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bumble's pick of Brooklyn

Travels/18 March 2018

Whoop, whoop, friends! bumble here! All 5 New York City boroughs have their charms, and of course the storybook settings of Manhattan feel familiar even before you set foot on the platform at Grand Central, thanks to classic movies like West Side Story, Annie Hall, or Saturday Night Fever. But when Spike Lee's Do The Right Thing hit the screen (big or small, it doesn't really matter), this bee fell in love. Thing is, Brooklyn has a cool that really IS effortless.

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bumble's pick of New Orleans

Travels/17 February 2018

Greetings, globetrotters! bumble here. Seriously jazzed to bring you my pick of the great city of New Orleans (see what I... yeah of course you did). Now, I think New Orleans (NOLA to the locals) has a bit of a rep as a party town, but slow down to take a closer look - - it has a bit more going on than that. You could take a trip down Bourbon Street if you like things on the tacky or seedy side, but know that folks from around the place are happy to leave it to the tourists. If you really want to kick back with local peeps, head over to Frenchman Street.

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Honey is for bees!

Environment/4 February 2018

Hey folks! bumble here. As promised, here's a bee's take on why honey is for bees.

Now, as a bee, I know making honey is hard work. Me and my whole colony have to fly over 55,000 miles at up to 15 mph and visit more than 2 million flowers to make a single pound of honey. That's a LOT of work! Can you believe that last year, the appetite of humans in the US for honey hit a staggering 574 million pounds?!? We're literally staggering to keep up! 

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bumble's pick of Vancouver

Plant-based Living/19 January 2018

What's up, culture vultures? bumble here, and I'm back with your must-read guide to some of my fave spots in good ol' YVR (that's Vancouver, to you out-of-towners). Not sure how that airport thing caught on, but anyway. Now, you know I'm a hardcore plantophile (not sure that's even a word, but hey, I'm a bee...), so not surprisingly I've got some seriously plant-based recommendations for ya. Whether you're a vegan, an omnivore following a plant-based diet, or just someone into cool people, places, and things, you'll want to check these out!

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Hello world!

My Story/28 December 2017

Hey campers! bumble here. Thanks for stopping by! Some of you will be saying, wow, that's a radical career change for a bee, to go from pollen collecting to journalism just like that. And let me tell you it hasn't been without its challenges. But once I got the hang of touch typing (which was no small thing), the rest of it, as they say, is all up here (I'm pointing to my head right now).

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