All around the globe
Industrial giants buzz
Seeking Nature’s golden gift
Others seek only to serve
I love bumblebees. Their apparently lazy flight fills summer gardens with a constant subliminal hum, yet their presence assures the garden’s survival as the pollinate the plants. It is a sadness to know that their numbers are in decline, largely through mankind’s own desire to control Nature on an industrial scale. Ironically, their industry saves Industry billion of pounds every year.
Many fear these furry creatures because of their sting, though only the females are so armed. They are peaceful creatures and will not attack unless they or their nests are threatened. I can relate to that.
Find out more about bumblebees, their role in our lives and the way in which they are threatened at the Bumblebee Conservation Trust.