Photos: “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” Bee Fair

April 13, 2014

The Bermuda Environmental Sustainability Taskforce [BEST] hosted a Bee Fair entitled “Keep Bermuda Buzzing” today [Apr 12] at the Bermuda Underwater Exploration Institute [BUEI], educating the public on the importance of bees to nature at large and the skills required to keep and promote their propagation.

According to the promotional flyer for the event, it is estimated that, since 2008, Bermuda’s bee hives have decreased by 65 percent, a staggering fact with far-reaching consequences.

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The Bee Fair included a short film and a panel discussion, and had stalls displaying bee keeping techniques and equipment, bee-friendly plants and products, school projects, bee-related merchandise, and more, all in an effort to remind the public of the crucial ecological role that bees have to fill.

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Artwork was submitted by school children from across the island and after judging the winners were announced at the event. In the 5-7 year age group Emma Oliveira placed first while Landon Grayston placed second and Amber Simons received an honorable mention.

Maya Dean won the 8-10 year old picture category with Honor Minors placing second and Dennajae Paynter receiving an honorable mention. The 8-10 year old poem category was won by Simeon Hayward while Vanessa deOliveira placed second and Honor Minors received an honorable mention. Julia Pimental won the 11-13 year old poem with picture category with Jehrai Tucker placing second.

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  1. Kim Smith says:

    Thank you, Bernews, for the great coverage of the Bee Fair!

  2. Bee Man says:

    Good job Bernews

  3. EAST BROADWAY BEE FRIENDLY SIGNS
    Today as I was running I spotted the BEE signs on East Broadway. Message: Only spray with bee friendly herbacides/pesticides

    BERMUDA allows the importation and use of ROUNDUP and other lethal pesticides that are creating havoc to BEES, amphibians, tree frogs, toads, monarch butterflies, and YES you – HUMANS !
    MONSANTO’s ROUNDUP to blame for Colony Collapse Disorder:
    http://www.motherearthnews.com/homesteading-and-livestock/roundup-bees-zm0z10zarc.aspx#axzz2ynnvaj3W

  4. This is the stat that people need to wake up and take note of:
    Bermuda’s bee hives have decreased by 65 percent, a staggering fact with far-reaching consequences.

    According to the promotional flyer for the event, it is estimated that, since 2008, Bermuda’s bee hives have decreased by 65 percent, a staggering fact with far-reaching consequences.

  5. Kim Smith says:

    Yes… beware of all SYSTEMIC pest ‘solutions’, including neo-nicotinoids. They are absorbed into the plant/tree and are responsible for, at a minimum, increasing the susceptibility of bees and other insects to other threats like the mites and viruses. They also kill the good micro-organisms that live in the soil and which are part of the eco-system. Some food seeds being used in Bermuda are even what they call ‘laden’ with these pesticides, and who knows about the treatment of the produce that we import. Get informed, you’ll be surprised what good information you will come across.

    For more information about what’s affecting the bees, please check the website: http://www.bermudabees.weebly.com

  6. Bee lover says:

    We have to not plant GMO seeds first. They are coated in roundup, fungicides, & pesticides already.

    What GMO crops doing to the bees around the world
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/death-of-the-bees-genetically-modified-crops-and-the-decline-of-bee-colonies-in-north-america/25950

    List of GMO & NON GMO seed companies.
    https://www.facebook.com/notes/saving-us-all/a-list-of-gmo-and-non-gmo-seed-companies/334086699976625