All around the globe
Industrial giants buzz
Gathering power
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.

About Sue Vincent

Sue Vincent is a Yorkshire-born writer and one of the Directors of The Silent Eye, a modern Mystery School. She writes alone and with Stuart France, exploring ancient myths, the mysterious landscape of Albion and the inner journey of the soul. Find out more at France and Vincent. She is owned by a small dog who also blogs. Follow her at and on Twitter @SCVincent. Find her books on Goodreads and follow her on Amazon worldwide to find out about new releases and offers. Email:
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25 Responses to Industry

  1. willowdot21 says:

    I love bumble Bees too!


  2. Adele Marie says:

    I adore bees and know how important they are to the survival of mankind on this planet. I’m sure the big companies who are doing their level best to erradicate them, know this too and ignore it. xxx

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  3. Lovely post, Sue. I find bees fascinating but I am very allergic to them. I leave them alone and hope that they leave me alone [smile].


  4. They are such funny gentle creatures. We try to keep blooming plants around as much of the year as possible for them. One of my nephews is a major bee supplier and keeper. I worry how all moving hives around to fields affects them.
    People don’t realize we’re sunk if bees disappear.


    • Sue Vincent says:

      My garden at the new place its pretty sparse yet…I’ve always planted for bees and butterflies before, but as I am out in the country, there is no shortage of wildflowers for them.

      No… too few realise how depenant we are on our bees…

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  5. Lovely photos, Sue. I do like bees, but only fromm a distance! 🙂


  6. Widdershins says:

    We always make sure to let a goodly amount of our veggies and herbs flower for the buzzing Kindred. 🙂


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