Saturday, August 1, 2009

Chair #213

—Designed by Christoffer Angell

A honeycomb is a mass of hexagonal wax cells built by honey bees in their nests to contain their larvae and stores of honey and pollen.

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SAVE THE BEES! Did you know our beloved honey bees are disappearing? Without them, we humans are in trouble. The importance of honeybees? We rely on them for one third of our food supply, so when honey bees are in danger, we’re all in danger. Brought here from Europe in the 1600s, honeybees have become widespread across North America and are bred commercially for their abilities to produce honey and pollinate crops—90 different farm grown foods, including many fruits and nuts—depend on honeybees. Unfortunately, honeybee populations across the continent have plummeted by as much as 70 percent in recent years, and biologists are still unsure of why and what to do about the problem which they have termed colony collapse disorder (CCD). Several theories are being discussed by the experts; radiation from cell phones, chemicals in our garden and farms, global warming... these all may be to blame. We need honey bees. Go to the Häagen-Dazs website and donate a buck for the cause!

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