Its July and we've bee-n so busy with RHS Flower shows, Hampton Court, Tatton Park and the Harrogate Home and Gift trade show, that this month has literally 'flown' by.
So I'm just writing a short blog post for what is left of the month as we need to catch up on all the orders. We've bee-n busy bees.
Its always a lovely time of year to meet our customers face to face, both trade and retail and what always seems to come through in the great British summer is our great love of bees.
A couple of years ago I put together a little range called Bee Squadron and do you know its still so popular that we might even expand it with some new bee and floral ranges combined.
Reminiscent of Spitfires and their pilots from the 1940’s, Bee Squadron are their own little heroes and flying machines, all built into one. English country gardens, brimming with wildflowers and foliage are the setting for their oversized world.
Bee Squadron is led by a dashing little bee. Yellow Leader “Buzz” Bumble is seen here, pictured with his flying goggles.
Buzzing from A to Bee, he happily leads his bees on Mission Make-Bee-lieve.
You can bee sure, as bee cards, they are busy flying around the world spreading your written words...and honey of course.
Here are some Bee facts we've taken from the internet. Whether they are all true or not, I'm not sure, but they make interesting reading.
There are absolutely loads of facts about bees, but I chose eight as I'm feeling rather hungry and its time I ate some honey on toast. A great afternoon pick me up.
1. Honey bees must gather nectar from two million flowers to make one pound of honey.
2.The bees’ buzz is the sound made by their wings which beat 11,400 times per minute.
3. Honey bees communicate with one another by dancing. That's like one of our cards.. Beehive Jive.
4. A honey bee can fly for up to six miles, and as fast as 15 miles per hour.
5. A honey bee visits 50 to 100 flowers during a collection trip.
6. The average bee will make only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.
7. When a bee finds a good source of nectar it flies back to the hive and shows its friends where the nectar source is by doing a dance which positions the flower in relation to the sun and hive. This is known as the 'waggle dance.'
8.The honey bee is the only insect that produces food eaten by man.
That's it................BEE HAPPY!