Feeling A Wee Bit Peaked: Bee Power Smoothie, Anyone?
Kinda like Arnold on leg day, bee larva need a fair amount of protein to grow. So, they are fed a mix of pollen and nectar sometimes called bee bread. Pollen has as much protein per pound as steak does, but once they emerge into bee society as bees they have little need for protein. They mostly just need nectar or honey. If there is a shortage of nectar around, which is common in mid/end of summer, then you can help them out by feeding them a mixture of sugar and water. This power smoothie gives them the energy to make more honeycomb to expand the hive and helps them stay alive over the winter. If you listen really closely you can hear a tiny Austrian bee say, “I’ll bee baaaack!”
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Kun tackles everything she does with extreme focus. As head of our client research department, it's not uncommon to find her head down, analyzing endless amounts of data in order to help clients discover new opportunities. Kinda like when she's intensely focussed on finding a toe hook in order to reach the summit of a weekend rock climb. It's this discipline that led to her Masters in Sociology from Western University, and probably the reason why Kun isn't easily distracted. Well, unless you happen to have a super fresh sashimi roll.