Mail Bag: Full of Bees

And just when you thought we had got those bees out of our system, what do we do but have a Mail Bag on bees.

When I looked in the mail bag this week we have several items about bees

And I'm going to start with a mail item from me which is to announce that the world has its first Bee Influencer. Read all about this magical little influencer in our new feature (below) which is a Bookmark to bring you direct news and information from the internet.

Meet B: World’s first Bee Influencer creating online buzz for this reason
Created by French philanthropic network Fondation de France, the profile features a computer generated insect that has a very important message to share – to save the world’s bee population.

The Bee Influencer goes by the handle bee_nfluencer and if you are interested you can follow their travels on Instagram (below).

Or on Facebook...

I have only one flaw… (LOL) I don’t know how to swim! 🤷‍😂💦 👉

Posted by Bee_nfluencer on Saturday, August 10, 2019

Or just keep following us and we will keep you up to date on The Bee Influencer.

Our next item in the mail bag comes from D in Bendigo who is D in New Zealand at the moment. She spied a New Zealand Bee and snapped a great photo.

And a lovely email from AL in Melbourne

Just want to tell you how much I have enjoyed your Bee blogs! Who would have thought there would be so much to write about our beautiful friends in the Garden!
I have just come across an interesting book, newly released, called Napoleon’s Beekeeper by Jose Luis de Juan translated by Elizabeth Bryer (Publisher Giramondo). It sounds beautiful, even the covers divine!

Many subscribers were inspired to take photos.

Flowering River redgum - E camaldulensis, photo taken late December 2019 - Bees eye view J from Newstead who noted that the redgums have not flowered in a very long time.

Bee enjoying flowers in the garden - N from Glen Iris – Melbourne

The mail bag is going to be opened again tomorrow as an anonymous supporter in the UK has sent in a fascinating story about a famous artist who painted bees in his paintings, encouraged very much by a Queen and a slight accident with one of his paintings.