We wouldn't normally advocate for being glued to social media, but WOW people have been busy this year! There's a lot we could talk about. For starters, Bodie found himself a home thanks to Steinbach & Area Animal Rescue, billions of beautiful buzzer pics (Ed Phillips never stops 👌), the 3rd annual Manitoba Food Fest is a go and we're very very excited to see you all there this year, and let's not neglect to mention our beloved Transcona BIZ markets which provide small, independent and local makers the important opportunity to show off a bit and meet some of you in person! Of course there's more, just take a look why don't you 🐝
Fundraising Fundraising FUNDRAISING! Everywhere, everywhen, there are critical causes that require attention, and there are always people hard at work trying to achieve just that. We present for you, two very important (and very mutually aligned) causes here in Manitoba that are always worthy of attention.
Following along on social media, you may have noticed that we ran a 2 week fundraiser with Steinbach & Area Animal Rescue, it was short and sweet and we had a blast getting to know how they operate and thanks to the tremendous efforts of Carey the Education and Events Coordinator, we were able to receive your very generous shows of support and play a small role in the work that they do. Please support!
Not to be outdone here in Winnipeg where the need is massive, Craig Street Cats has been hard at work for a very long time trying to literally herd cats into places of warmth and love and away from the lives of human abandonement and neglect that has ended so many. Visit their support page here for their contact info, how to get involved, and how to send them the funds attached to our usual Buzz Club discount and direct your savings to the paws that need it!
Some of you may know, possibly just by guessing from the quality of our flavoured blends, that John Russell knows his way around a kitchen and we have a little, oft overlooked section on our website set aside for interesting recipes that we want to share with you all. This month, a special shout out to Anne C. (fan of cooking, crafts, cats and dogs 🐶) for not just browsing the recipes, but also for helping us improve that section with some tips! We welcome any and all hints as to what could make it better, and if you have a fun recipe that you'd like to see there, we would love to hear more ❤️
BEE-ing Apis! (Beeing Apis), brilliant cartoonist/writer has been knocking our socks off on the regular with amazing art and humour that really hits the spot for us, it's not clear that anyone else in the world is doing what they do on this level! So impressed are we, that we cannot contain ourselves and with the generous permission of the artist, we provide a peek below into what they've been working on. Please check out their Facebook page here to like and follow, there's just something about having a voice for the bee's perspective that seems very important in current times 🐝
Manitoba Food Fest, providing sensory delights to our tastebuds for its third year and delivered to you on a silver platter by the herculean efforts of Sherry and Shawn (read more about this powerhouse of a team on their website!), please do get your tickets early and make it out to the St. Norbert Arts Centre this year, the Ruins are a sight to behold and this is truly a unique way to take them in 👌 Find ticket ordering info on their website right here!
Motley crews, have we got one for you this time, behold our carefully chosen selection of buzzers below for a peek into a world which never ceases to amaze us in its depth, beauty and ingenuity:
Are you an aspiring photographer thirsting to capture astonishing moments for us all to marvel at? Are you a complete amateur and you simply had your phone in hand and were able to catch something cool at the right angle to impress yourself a little bit? These little buzz makers are beautiful it can't be denied, if you (or someone you know!) have a pic you'd like to have featured whether a bee, butterfly 🦋 a moth, a flower or whatever you think might fit in (or even better stand out) with our content, don't hesitate to let us know about it we'd love to take a look! Email firstname.lastname@example.org or find our contact page here!
Are you looking for inspiration? Easy! Here are some fantastic examples for your consideration:
And of course, a very special thank you to Friend of the Hive Jim Campbell for providing us such fantastic material to work with in the service of helping raise awareness around the importance and beauty of pollinators ❤️
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