Bees have been buzzing around the news recently, for a couple of different reasons! Firstly there are now links between a significant decline in honeybee colonies and the change in foraging behaviour of the honeybees, brought on by some sort of environmental stress such as pesticides or parasite attacks. When a colony of honeybees are put under stress they react by sending the younger bees out to forage for food while the older bees stay put, these younger bees are much more likely to die prematurely than bees sent at when they are older to forage for food. The losses of these younger bees affects the colonies numbers drastically and if the hive isn’t large enough to withstand these losses the whole colony can collapse! The exact cause of the decline is not totally clear at the moment but it could affect our wild bees as well as other pollinating insects. This is why we must all do our bit towards saving our bees whilst the scientists work out exactly what is going on and why!
International Rabbit day is a fabulous occasion that everyone should embrace, and I mean everyone, because Rabbits are so frikkin adorable.
The purpose of such a day is to promote the protection and care of Rabbits, both domestic and wild alike and to reflect on how we can look after these beautiful little bunnies. Thousands are subject to animal testing and having their coats used as fashion accessories, in this day and age we’re firm believers that this needs to be stopped.
So please take some time today to reflect on these joyous little bundles of fluff and think about all that they bring to our lives…Where would we be without the Easter bunny I ask? Eggless is the answer. We’d have no chocolaty goodness delivered to us on the special occasion of Easter, just think about that for a moment will you.
Here are some charities to check out if you love Rabbits as much as us.
Rabbit Welfare Association & Fund
Fat Fluffs – Another adoption website based in Henley in Arden
If you’re not convinced about how awesome they actually are, here are some fluffy facts that are sure to change your mind
They can play hide and seek