(Excalibur) Researchers at York recently found that the majority of Canadians lack significant knowledge about bees. Native pollinators in Canada are essential to sustain the many species that rely on them, and the ecosystem as a whole. Experts say that increasing and improving the Canadian public’s knowledge of bees is a key step in increasing their legal protection and supporting conservation efforts.
(Twitter, Center for Biological Diversity @CenterForBioDiv) “We need your help picking a new slogan for our Endangered Species Condoms! Reply to this tweet to let us know your fave. We’ll turn the one with the most votes into a condom package that gets people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction crisis.” TBR Editor: Choice #5 is “Before you set your mojo free, think about the Franklin’s Bumble Bee.” Go to Twitter and vote!
(Euronews) Introducing @bee_nfluencer, an insect on a mission to highlight declining bee numbers. This bee-hind flaunting CGI honey-bee has already got 103,000 followers on Instagram.
(The Register-Guard) The Oregon Bee Project has a strategic plan, launched in June 2018, with four goals: protect bees from pesticide exposure, increase habitat, reduce impacts of diseases and pests on bees and expand the understanding of bees in the state.
(Fast Company) To help bees, conservation groups have called on everyday citizens to do their part in their own communities by planting bee-friendly gardens, avoiding harsh pesticides, and even creating their own hives. Or you could just watch porn.