July 10th Teddy Bear Picnic Day

Who needs a reason to have a picnic? If you do, well use your teddy bear as an excuse, they need to be happy too.I’m not going to go into the history of the teddy bear, I already done that like a hundred times, Teddy Roosevelt, the Washington Post and so on… The idea of the picnic day apparently came from a 1950’s children’s television show called Teddy Bears’ Picnic. The sponsor was Pet Ice Cream who featured Brown Bear and Brown Mule ice cream treats. No reason we shouldn’t keep the idea alive these days!

How to celebrate – If you don’t have a teddy bear, get one. Pack a picnic lunch but keep in mind it probably needs to include peanut butter and honey to keep you teddy happy. If you happen to attract a real bear at your picnic… run !

August 21 National Honey Bee Awareness Day

Bees are certainly interesting creatures. They fly over 55,000 miles and collect pollen from some 2,000 flowers to create one pound of honey. They make the honey for their own food source in the colder months but we, as people, keep taking it from them! Today is always celebrated on the third Saturday of August as designed by the Secretary of State (US) Thomas J. Vilsek in 2009. It is sponsored by Pennsylvania Agriculture.

How to celebrate – Start your own hive business. Have some honey. Plant a garden have a shorter way to go to get back to the hive.

May 20th World Bee Day

May 20th World Bee Day

Well, bee-lieve it or not, the motto assigned to today is… Bee-Engaged! Why not. Today we really celebrate all the pollinators, bees, hummingbirds, bats and butterflies (Of the flying pollinators) for making our world a little prettier and providing us with food! And, bee-lieve it or not, this is really an International Day since it was created by the UN. (United Nations) So it’s not just in your country that bees are important, but all over the world! Help them to keep Bee-sy by not interfering in their lives.

How to celebrate – Avoid bees but don’t kill them. Plant a garden for bees to pollinate. Bee Involved.

August 15th National Honey Bee Awareness Day

We all know bees are hard workers but I didn’t realize just how hard they do work. The average bee will cover 55,000 miles to produce just one pound of honey. Of course this is in a larger group because the common honey bee will create just 1/2 teaspoon of honey in their entire lifetime. So the next time you use some honey for yourself, just take a moment to think of all the work that went into that. Today was created by Thomas J. Vislsek, the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture on August 11, 2009, the 3rd Saturday of August.

How to celebrate – Have some honey today. Visit a bee hive. Start collecting your own honey… very carefully!

July 10th Don’t Step on a Bee Day

We all love honey and it’s good for us too! And if it weren’t for the honey bee, there would be no honey, or at least not naturally anyway. A bee flies nearly 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey, and it takes visiting over 2 million flowers to get the nectar to create that same pound of honey. One bee will transport enough nectar to produce a half teaspoon of honey in its life (generally living from 122-155 days). That is pretty awesome! Think about that the next time you have some honey on your toast or in your tea. So bees are our friends – don’t step on them (not to mention, that it is also not a good situation for you either)!

How to celebrate – Have some honey today. Think about the bees before you disturb their nests and watch out for them when you walk through a field. Plant some flowers to help the bees out.

August 17th National Honey Bee Awareness Day

August 17th  National Honey Bee Awareness Day

We all love honey and it’s good for us too! And if it weren’t for the honey bee, there would be no honey, or at least not naturally anyway. A bee flies nearly 55,000 miles to produce 1 pound of honey, and it takes visiting over 2 million flowers to get the nectar to create that same pound of honey. One bee will transport enough nectar to produce a half teaspoon of honey in its life (generally living from 122-155 days). That is pretty awesome! Think about that the next time you have some honey on your toast or in your tea. Today is a National holiday, created by Congress – declared the 3rd Saturday of August in 2009. U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Thomas J. Vilsek created it in 2009.

How to celebrate – Have some honey today. Think about the bees before you disturb their nests. Plant some flowers to help the bees out.

July 10th Teddy Bear Picnic Day

We all know the story of how the Teddy Bear came about. Teddy Roosevelt, a hunter, came upon a cub during a hunting trip in 1902 but refused to shoot it. The Washington Post heard about it and made a cartoon up for their paper. Morris and Rose Michtom wrote for, and got, permission to make a stuffed Teddy Bear and it launched their company, The Ideal Toy Company.

teddy-bears-picnic-day-fun

Since then, the Teddy Bear has become a child, and adult, favorite. It’s hard to pass by a child’s bedroom without seeing a Teddy Bear stuffed in a corner somewhere, even if that child is an adult now.

download (10)

And the Teddy Bear has served us well. It’s always there for us when we need it, it gives us someone to talk to when their is no human around. (They always listen better than humans do anyway) And they are always willing to receive, and sometimes return, a hug.

download (9)

So why not treat them! They love the outdoors, actually they love any place so long as you are there with them. So take them on a picnic! Make sure you take honey along because that is their favorite, and maybe a peanut butter and honey sandwich, honey baked cookies and ice tea sweetened with honey.

images (4)

And remember, even though they may have a family of their own… they always put you first. For today… put them first and take your Teddy Bear on a picnic.

How to celebrate – Plan a picnic today and don’t forget your Teddy Bear! Take the whole family on a picnic, yours and the Teddy Bear’s.  Dig your Teddy Bear out of the corner and let it know you care.