First off let's start with the serious stuff. It all started last summer when people started noticing hoards of bees dying in there gardens. What was later revealed is that garden plants sold at Home Depot and Lowe's had been treated with a pesticide that kills insects, including bees. The pesticide is also in the nectar and even leaches into the surrounding soil and remains for some time. This pesticide has been banned in Europe. Why is the USA so far behind on some of these important issues?!
An effort is underway to ask Lowe's and Home Depot to Stop Killing Bees!! 'Swarm' them with cards around Valentines Day, asking these retailers to “show the bees some love” and stop selling bee-killing pesticides (neonicotinoids) and garden plants which have been pre-poisoned with such pesticides.
Local Minnesotans in front of a Home Depot store, some dressed in Bee costumes, handing out heart shaped cookies with the words "Bee Mine" on them.
Here are a few Vintage Bee Valentine images from Flickr, click on the image to go to the link.
Now for some more local events...
How about snowshoeing and hot chocolate by the bonfire or how does a romantic sleigh ride and a candlelight dinner sound? Well they actually sound lovely, now that our temperaturs have warmed a bit, however I checked the links and all the events are completely sold out! Figures the native Minnesotans wouldn't let a little cold and snow keep them away. I think I will stay home with my Honey and have dinner by the fireplace!
I saved the best/funniest for last. Check out some of these great pictures of the Cupid's Undie Run.....
The Children’s Tumor Foundation. We raised over $1.3 Million in donations last year, so come join the fun and help us hit $3 Million for 2014! Festivities start mid-day on Saturday, February 15th* 2014, then we run/dance around the streets for the main event and come back for more post-race festivities and awards. Your Valentine’s Day will never be the same!
Brave Minnesotans dressed in their undies for a fun run!
Happy Valentine's Day!