Here's a beautiful bee one of the students in my classes made. Something to cheer you up on a wet, grey day.
Also, some topics to chew on:
Do we really need more honeybee keepers? Or do we need more ecologists, non-apis advocates and bee gardeners instead? Take the Pollinator Challenge at Honeybee Suite.
Are honeybees really native to the British Isles or were they imported by ancient beekeepers? Jeff Ollerton raises some provocative questions.
Are honeybee diseases spreading to other bee populations? BBC News