Wednesday, May 20, 2020

WACKY WEDNESDAY: Happy World Bee Day!

Bee-kini girls with machine guns

What's the buzz? It's World Bee Day! And it's a honey of a holiday.

From the United Nations website.

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day. 

 The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries.

To celebrate this festive occasion, here are some of my favorite songs about these insect allies.

Let's start with Lavern Baker.

Fats Domino, according to a legend I just made up, used to look for wild honeys on Blueberry Hill.

Perhaps the greatest bee song in human or insect history is this classic by The Hollywood Flames

Slim Harpo was King

Speaking of kings, even Elvis got stung

This is how Muddy Waters celebrated World Bee Day

Here's Big Al puttin' the Hirt on 'em. (It's called "The Green Hornet Theme" here, but true fans know it's really "Flight of the Bumble Bee.")

Speaking of hornets, before there were Murder Hornets, there were African Killer Bees!

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