Monday, 28 September 2009

The Scarecrow Festival

On Sunday the band and I did a performance at Dunston Scarecrow festival and we had to dress up as scarecrows, so we all looked really funny!
And some of the scarecrows around the village looked great, my favourite was the Strictly Come Dancing one! When we got home we were thinking about what we would do and I said I would make a Harry Potter on his broomstick, what would you do?

Thursday, 17 September 2009

How To Help Bees !

1. Plant More Flowers - You could start planting more flowers in your garden.

2. Don't Dig Up Your Hedge - Leave your hedge alone. the bees love it.

3. Leave Some Land Alone - If you own a field, garden or any piece of land you could let some of it or all of it grow wild.
4. Be careful Were You Spray Insecticides - If you spray insecticide near a hive, on flower/plant or on a bee you could really harm or kill the it.

5. Buy And Support Your Local Honey Or Beekeeper - If you support you beekeeper he or she will be able to help or keep more bees.

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Save The Bees

Why are bees so important?

Bees not only make us wonderful honey,but they also pollinate flowers,trees and some of the foods we eat, so if they were to become extinct not only would we not have any honey we would have less trees, flowers and food like -apples,beans,blackcurrants,cucumber,onions and loads more!

Why Are Our Bees Dying ?

1. Diseases - Because bees live in hives, if one bee becomes ill there is no-where he or she can go,without infecting the other bees that live in the hive.

2. Varroe Mite - The varroe mite sucks blood out of bees and as it does this it passes on a virus to the bee.
3. Insecticides - Insecticide is used to kill insects and could harm bees if used incorrectly.

4. Changing Weather - Because of the wet summers we have been having plants and flowers have been growing at different times than they normally do, so bees can't get the nectar they need to stay alive.
5. Not enough hedges and flowers.- People are planting less and less flowers,digging up hedges and turning fields full of wild flowers into fields full of animals or crops.

So why don't we all go and do something to SAVE OUR BEES!