Things Are Pretty Swell

honestly I don’t know what the best part of this one is

honestly I don’t know what the best part of this one is

fyeahcutebugs:

of course, not everyone can do all these things! but if you are concerned, here is a list of information and resources.

KNOW THE FACTS ABOUT BEE DECLINE:
The global and European situation with bees and other pollinators
Watch Marla Spivak’s TED talk: Why bees are disappearing

STOP USING INSECTICIDES:
Bee declines and the link with pesticides
Pesticide toxicity to bees

PLANT BEE-FRIENDLY PLANTS:
List of bee plants by category
Know your garden store: Don’t poison bees by accident

MAKE A BEE GARDEN:
Bee garden facts
how-to

SUPPORT LOCAL BEEKEEPERS:
how to buy honey
get in touch with a beekeeper
about urban beekeeping

MAKE A WILD BEE HOUSE:
About wild/solitary bees & how to build a bee house
more on bee houses

CONSIDER BECOMING A BEEKEEPER:
Some US states will pay you to take up beekeeping
DIY backyard beekeeping 
About commercial beekeeping 

ENCOURAGE YOUR LOCAL GOVERNMENT TO DO MORE TO HELP:
Bee Health: Background and Issues for Congress
(unfortunately, I cannot provide a comprehensive list of how to contact local governments, it would be much easier for you to research this on your own.)

LEARN MORE ABOUT BEES AND EDUCATE OTHERS:
Another list of things you can do to help bees (there is some overlap)
bee nest 101
Facts about pollination

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(all drawings by mod aliza)

vinnytron:

It was someone’s birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday to Olive! She’s 3! #aquabats #birthday

vinnytron:

It was someone’s birthday yesterday! Happy Birthday to Olive! She’s 3! #aquabats #birthday

vinnytron:

Instead of fighting we should all just be friends #aquabats #magicchicken

vinnytron:

Instead of fighting we should all just be friends #aquabats #magicchicken

bumblingb:

So last night I had a mission from nintendonut1 - get The Aquabats to draw in my sketchbook. So I did! MCBC kept grabbing the sketchbook back after handing it to me to add more (he wanted to make sure we knew he was talking about high school and not something else).

Ricky was v focused the entire time and hid it for a bit before revealing it- ‘It’s me playing drums on an island!!’

Jimmy was like ‘a are you sure’ then doodled ‘it’s a bird like saxophone that appear to be playing music from its behind’ a pause ‘…this is why I write music instead of drawing’

Bones was super focused and sketching the entire time, after thinking about it for a looooong time. He was like ‘oh man what do I draw??? What should I do??’ Then did a guitar. He was all like ‘it’s too big..’ After but we were like no man it’s great!!

We got rushed out so I got a quick draw from Crash and we joked a little back and forth
‘hey I was wondering if you could draw in my sketchbook like the other guys did!’
‘Oh so you’re saying I gotta draw better than them?’
‘That’s right man, I’m putting the art pressure on’
‘well I’m gonna do it’ and then he did! What a guy!

Day 9: Bath

fishnchipsnfun:

The oldest house in Bath, which was built in 1482 (!) is also the home of “Sally Lunn’s” tea house. It’s world famous for their “bun”. Its like a brioche-esque toasted treat. The recipe of exactly how these buns are made are of course top secret. It is very thick, but light and soft. They have a few different variations on toppings and such. I had the Sally Lunn Cream Tea which featured strawberry jam and cream, Bryan had the Queen Victoria’s tea which had lemon curd and cream. Both were incredible. If you’re in Bath you must get one. Yum. A perfect afternoon snack before our show. 

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So last night I had a mission from nintendonut1 - get The Aquabats to draw in my sketchbook. So I did! MCBC kept grabbing the sketchbook back after handing it to me to add more (he wanted to make sure we knew he was talking about high school and not something else).

Ricky was v focused the entire time and hid it for a bit before revealing it- ‘It’s me playing drums on an island!!’

Jimmy was like ‘a are you sure’ then doodled ‘it’s a bird like saxophone that appear to be playing music from its behind’ a pause ‘…this is why I write music instead of drawing’

Bones was super focused and sketching the entire time, after thinking about it for a looooong time. He was like ‘oh man what do I draw??? What should I do??’ Then did a guitar. He was all like ‘it’s too big..’ After but we were like no man it’s great!!

We got rushed out so I got a quick draw from Crash and we joked a little back and forth
‘hey I was wondering if you could draw in my sketchbook like the other guys did!’
‘Oh so you’re saying I gotta draw better than them?’
‘That’s right man, I’m putting the art pressure on’
‘well I’m gonna do it’ and then he did! What a guy!

psychoticpeacefulness:

play that funky music white boyy

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vinnytron:

The MC Pirate Commander! Arr Matey! #aquabats #pirates

vinnytron:

The MC Pirate Commander! Arr Matey! #aquabats #pirates

vinnytron:

The perfect end to a perfect concert #aquabats #superrad  #concert

vinnytron:

The perfect end to a perfect concert #aquabats #superrad #concert