Monday, August 17, 2009
Day of the Honey Bee?
Quick note; I have Environment Committee at 3pm.
It's a pretty light agenda only 3 items... a delegation from the Canadian Home Builders to talk about their "Build Green Initiative", discussion about a planning session for the committee and a report on the idea of declaring May 29th 2010 as "The Day of The Honey Bee" in Grande Prairie.
This comes from a letter we received from a gentleman in Saskatoon who is campaigning to have all municipalities mark the same day.
It may sound strange but there good reason to recognize the lowly honey bee. Scientists have noticed a phenomon called Colony Collapse Disorder that they fear could lead to the extinction of honey bees which would have a big impact on our food supply! Check out the Wikipedia article here.
You can see the full text of the letter here on the website of a municipal politician from Guelph.
So what do you think - should we mark the Day of the Honey Bee?