Birds are far cleverer than we previously gave them credit for. While advanced civilizations started using them thousands of years ago for sending messages, it wasn't until relatively recently that we've come to understand just how smart they are. In southeast Africa the locals could tell you stories about "honeyguides" you wouldn't believe. Read about it here.
Okay, Zoo the television show was probably not what they had in mind when they created Zoo Lovers Day, but it is pretty awesome. It is based on the best-selling novel by James Patterson. Now Zoo, Season One, is available on DVD and Blu-ray for some great binge watching.
Hot beverages are a staple of this time of year, and what better way to imbibe in winter comfort than in the company of little denizens of summer. This elegant Bee Mug and this darling Ladybug Mug are a great way to help warm a winter's day.
There is an easier way to have a beehive on your head without going to the hairdresser and having them use enough hairspray to destroy the ozone layer. You can get a Hand-Crocheted Beehive Hat instead and corner the market on awesome kitsch!
Trivia for today: Did you know that a beehive woven of straw or wicker is called a skep? Yep. I was totally skeptical about that too, but it's true. To honor this iconic image during the holidays this year there is the Bee Skep Blown Glass Christmas Ornament.