While most Reginans probably enjoyed the hot summer we had, it did come with a bit of a price — wasps. Thousands of them. Chippy buggers, flying around stinging everyone.
Bees kind of look like wasps, and they can sting too. But they’re nowhere near as tempermental. Plus, they’re a hugely valuable resource in agriculture, doing a ton of work as pollinators so that we can enjoy fresh fruit and vegetables.
Another difference between bees and wasps is that the former are nowhere near as numerous as the latter. In fact, in the past two decades or so, bee populations have plummeted worldwide. Tomorrow night at the Royal Sask Museum at 7:30 p.m. the documentary Vanishing of the Bees is screening. It explores why bee colonies are collapsing, and what the ramifications are for humanity. Here’s the trailer.