sweet honey bees

Posted by on May 13, 2011 in bees, collaboration, colony collapse, dance company, honey, momobutoh, petitions | 2 comments

let us sing a song to thee
oh my sweet honeybee
let us sing a song to thee
oh my sweet honeybee
you are the one we’ve been waiting for…
– from Mountain Man’s “Sweet Honey Bee”
I have been feeling a sad helplessness lately in regards to the disappearance of the honey bee populations. “Quietly, globally, billions of bees are dying, threatening our crops and food. But a global ban of one group of pesticides could save bees from extinction.” (From the AVAAZ petition site).
I have to think that by signing environmental petitions, such as the ones that circulate from AVAAZ, National Resources Defense Council, Center for Biological Diversity, Change, etc. are making a positive impact in preserving our Mama Earth. It would be too unbearable to think that these small actions we take are not being received or listened to.
The following is a recent link to a petition site whose intention is to help prevent ‘colony collapse’ if you would like to join me in signing it. Mounting evidence points to pesticides — and three “neonicotinoid” pesticides in particular: clothianidin, imidacloprid, and thiomethoxam. http://www.change.org/petitions/earth-to-epa-bees-need-help-now
Although I am assuming pesticides and fungicides are being used to produce such spectacular tulip beauty, today, I was so enamored by the presence of bees bumbling amongst the tulips…
Todays dance practice was inspired by the appearance of the elusive sun, the ocean of color-filled fields and was one of connecting with ‘significant others’ in the form of tulips and bees…
A dance celebration of beauty in our natural world… oh, and if you look carefully you’ll be able to see bees flying by in the film ;~)
Music: Mountain Man
Last year’s dance with the tulips and link to that blog post here: ‘cultivating beauty…”
Music: Jennifer Berezan
Grateful for the opportunity to share and collaborate and to witness… such inspirations… thank you all, thank you, Momo… love…
Visist our collaborative blog here: Momobutoh Company

2 Comments

  1. It is a sad commentary on the arrogance of most of the human species that we do not respect the importance of other beings. Especially when it is so clearly beneficial to all beings to do so.

    I like the petition, thanks for giving us an opportunity to add our voices.

    Loved the dance, taking in the space amongst those beautiful flowers.

  2. leela,
    i was very drawn to the stillness and slow moving flowing nature of the beginning of the dance. (sweet honey bee) the deep listening which seems effortless to you. i see a connection between you and the wind, you and the earth, you and the sky.
    hearing your feet and hands on the ground was a visceral experience for me that brought me even deeper into your beauty filled world. as i watch, it feels like i am receiving a gift that is indeed as sweet as honey & our friend the bee. thank you for that, and for bringing this important issue to our attention.
    the message I receive is:
    look! see! mmmmmm so much beauty! help. feel. touch. no thinking. becoming a channel. connection to spirits. yes. open your eyes. all of them, and dance with me/us.

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