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Our butts may be frozen, but our minds are open and free.
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  1. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    14/01/2017
    Sara Jacobovici
    Alien Glow? Brilliant Light Pillars Appear Over Canada
    www.livescience.com An amateur photographer captured brilliant images of light pillars in northern Ontario, revealing the beauty of these shafts of light reflecting off ice...
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  2. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    09/01/2017
    For you @Don 🐝 Kerr...

    The Danes have an antidote for their long cold winters. It's called hygge.

    Pronounced "hoo-gah," there is no English word which perfectly captures the true meaning of hygge.
    Kevin Pashuk
    Hygge: the Danish secret to surviving winter
    www.cbc.ca There may be a remedy for the winter doldrums in another land of snow and sleet -...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/01/2017 #4 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Maybe there is an antidote!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/01/2017 #3 Don 🐝 Kerr
    I'll sure give it a shot @Kevin Pashuk
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/01/2017 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Thanks for visiting Ali... Chuck Swindoll reminds us that attitude governs about 90% of how we feel vs 10% of what actually happens to us.
    Ali Anani
    09/01/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    "It's not the activities themselves, but the feeling that those activities elicit"- what a beautiful concept in the linked buzz Thank you my friend @Kevin Pashuk for sharing it Let us create Hygge on beBee
  3. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    08/01/2017
    Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.
    Mittens, toques and enormous boots. Three things to hate about winter.“I have a total irreverence for anything connected with society except that which makes the roads safer, the beer stronger, the food cheaper and the old men and old women warmer in the winter and happier in the summer.” - Brendan Behan Let’s get...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #21 Thanks @Laura Mikolaitis I have had parts of my anatomy curl up like those rhodo leaves!
    Laura Mikolaitis
    09/01/2017 #21 Laura Mikolaitis
    Great post, @Don 🐝 Kerr! I love the fervor with which you penned it - it shines through loud and clear. I grew up in the tundra that is Northern NY, which is currently buried under almost 3 ft of snow thanks to the wonders of Lake Effect. So, I hear you. And I feel for my family who still live there. Dressing like Nanuk of the North to simply go out and get the mail is not my idea of fun. Although, I have come to tolerate the winter a bit more than I used to. Living in New England, the winter is temperamental. Like this morning with a blustery 1 degree - so cold that I can gauge the temperature of the day by the reaction of the leaves on the rhododendron bush. They are curled up so tightly this morning I know it's cold. I don't ski or snowmobile and I haven't been on a pair of ice skates in years. But, I do enjoy sliding down a hill from time to time and making the occasional snow angel to keep my spirit young.
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #20 Wayne Yoshida
    #17 I know. Definitely not a "snow car" - the 2-seater had no weight at the rear. Exciting grocery store runs in that thing.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #2 @Pascal Derrien Regardless of one's experience in the snow it is still a challenge and I hold no sense of superiority to my Irish friends who regularly experience all four seasons in the space of 12 hours!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #3 @Kevin Pashuk As always you offer sage advice. I suspect though that deep within that raging introvert heart lies a genuine love for winter walks and photography sessions that require you to venture out onto the ice to shoot lost wedding roses. Or did I just dream that last bit?
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #17 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #4 @Wayne Yoshida An RX-7 in the winter? You are well and truly bonkers! Grudgingly will admit that if you gotta go with the boots you cannot do better than Sorels. There's a plug for them. God forbid they send me several pair as payment!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #16 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #7 Good on ya @Brian McKenzie I must admit I took a slide on the toboggan yesterday. I know I did 'cause my prostate is still celebrating the fun!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #8 @Dean Owen My dear friend Bob Cook moved to Hong Kong from Toronto/Boston/Calgary. All are known 'hot(?)' spots for winter fun. Curiously, he has not returned to enjoy the white stuff. Guessing your experience is similar Dean and can't blame you. I can envy you but I can't blame.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #9 @Paul Walters I had many short and pithy remarks at the ready for you my Balinese friend. I shall resist being baited by your gloating!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #13 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #10 Ah yes, the 'snotsicle'. @Todd Jones. Can't imagine the remarkable achievements you've experienced on that front as a lineman for the county!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    09/01/2017 #12 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #11 OK, @Tony Brandstetter, you have busted me. I too love the change of seasons and the rebirth that follows the stillness of winter. I just find it increasingly difficult to keep a positive outlook through February and March in particular!
    Tony Brandstetter
    09/01/2017 #11 Tony Brandstetter
    I live in a cold weather area, when I was younger it was fun, now that I am into my 57th year of this I have to admit, it not too fun anymore but I know it is necessary. It starts in fall, when all the trees go dormant, at this time of year I would not want to live any other place, it is breath taking. I have experienced this for 57 years an I still find it spectacular. Then winter comes, shorter days, cold nights, it seems to last forever. When the first bud of spring announces itself, everything comes alive and with such vengeance, the smells, the sights, the sounds, wonderful, all of it. Spring and summer doesn't last long, it seems not as long as winter but we enjoy, embrace, love every single day, winter helps us to enjoy when it's nice.... and savor every moment
    Todd Jones
    09/01/2017 #10 Todd Jones
    Ok... this is gonna be unpleasant. I don't know why I'm compelled to share this, but if you have a weak stomach, stop reading here...

    Don, my least favorite winter accessory is the stalactite-like snotsicle that adorns my face from November through April. By the end of winter, it has become so long that it presents a tripping hazard.

    Told ya. Shoulda stopped reading...

    On a less gross side note, I have a pair of Sorrels too. Best made, most durable boot ever. Mine are over 20 years old and still in great shape.

    Your kid with glasses looks like he is flipping winter the bird. My seasonal sentiment exactly.
    Paul Walters
    09/01/2017 #9 Paul Walters
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Pray tell....what is winter?
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #8 Dean Owen
    Mittens, what a daft invention! And I thought toques only referred to chef's hats.... Having lived in the tropics for nine years, I do appreciate the seasons, but like you, three of them will do! I do miss your writings. Hopefully will be able to see more in 2017?
    Brian McKenzie
    09/01/2017 #7 Brian McKenzie
    I hope I am never too old to go sledding !
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #6 Wayne Yoshida
    Darned winter weather commentary from @Don 🐝 Kerr
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #3 @Kevin Pashuk said it - My first job after college was in Newington, Conn. USA. One of my friends said that, too. Hans (from Germany) told me, in his stern accent, "There is no such thing as bad weather. Only bad dress."

    He taught me how to cross country ski and how to drive on snow and ice (although one does not really drive on ice) - using his car, not mine. He was a great friend.
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/01/2017 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    Toque? Checking Google. Oh. A "ski hat." Living Southern California USA, some of these words are not in my vocabulary.

    Much nice to have to go to the snow when we **want to** rather than it coming to you, @Don 🐝 Kerr View more
    Toque? Checking Google. Oh. A "ski hat." Living Southern California USA, some of these words are not in my vocabulary.

    Much nice to have to go to the snow when we **want to** rather than it coming to you, @Don 🐝 Kerr !

    However, I lived in snow country for an entire winter season. I went through three sets of tire chains, my car (1987 RX-7) was buried in a snow bank for two months, I went through 4 pairs of gloves (not mittens) and I had to buy a bunch of winter clothes (including long underwear) that I now take out once a year, if that, when I go skiing.

    But it was worth it. I was a ski lift operator at Mammoth Mountain! Free skiing and boarding and lessons for an entire season!

    On the winter boots - I still have a great pair of Sorels.

    Best part about any type of boot? Taking them off! (No, not "Take Off, eh!" as Bob and Doug would say.)

    Stay warm my friend. You can always come out here for a vacation. Close
    Kevin Pashuk
    08/01/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Don... Look up page 29 in the "How to be a Canadian for Dummies" - It states "There is no such thing as bad weather... Only inappropriate clothing."

    Confidentially, I'm not a fan of the Cole either.
  4. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    02/01/2017
    Crazy Canucks! What happened to good old fashioned tobogganing?
    How canadians go rafting
    How canadians go rafting via: Only In...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/01/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Now that's what I call "White Water". bawahahaha! Looks like fun though! I'd probably break my neck
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    02/01/2017 #1 Graham🐝 Edwards
    The winters get long @Sara Jacobovici... lol
  5. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    27/12/2016
    Apparently 7 out of 10 Canadians use their back deck at Christmas time for extra refrigerator space. Some of use the snowbanks for a great beer and wine cooler. Kevin Pashuk
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    28/12/2016 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Hmmm, I wonder how many bottles are discovered in the spring thaw? Broken as I'm assuming as they freeze. I know, I know, beer doesn't last long with the Canadians, but there must be errant bottles left to the elements :-)
    Kevin Baker
    28/12/2016 #4 Kevin Baker
    we use coolers and fill them with snow, easy to find
    Wayne Yoshida
    28/12/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Quite the opposite of what Chicago fans do with their beers, eh? They have to put 'em on the BBQ to thaw them out!
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/12/2016 #2 Kevin Pashuk
    #1 Remember Ken, this is Canada. The beer doesn't last that long.

    Happy holidays to you my friend! May your days be filled with bad dad jokes.
    Ken Boddie
    27/12/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    So what happens when you get a fresh snow fall, Kev? Must be like looking for a bottle in a snow stack? 🤣😂🤣
  6. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    22/12/2016
    This is for our Canadian Bees -- VW Diesel Gate Settlement News
    Wayne Yoshida
    Motor Mouth: Here’s what Canadian owners get from VW’s Dieselgate
    driving.ca We may not be eligible for the same money as the U.S., but overall, our $2.1 billion deal is still pretty...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #1 Wayne Yoshida
    This is for our Canadian Bees - The VW Diesel Gate Settlement
  7. Paul Kearley 🐝
    Winter came early today... Paul Kearley 🐝
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    Maria Oslara
    30/11/2016 #1 Maria Oslara
    fantastic photo
  8. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    20/11/2016
    Interesting. Check it out.
    Sara Jacobovici
    QUIZ: This week in Canadian news: Nov. 12-18
    ca.yahoo.com How well do you know about the people making news in Canada this week? Take our challenge and find...
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  9. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Please join me and welcoming @Emily🐝 Bee to beBee! You got to love a Bee that wears the title of Newbee proudly! Welcome Emily, meet our Bee community.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Emily Forget (Newbee!)
    www.bebee.com Motivation | Reciprocation | Respect are my three primary values. Skilled in Social Media Marketing, I am a Content Marketing Machine....
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    Emily🐝 Bee
    20/11/2016 #8 Emily🐝 Bee
    Thank you so much Maria & Praveen! I have produced my first honey..... comb? :-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@emily-forget/8-social-growth-tips-how-to-get-the-most-from-free-resources-online
    Maria Oslara
    20/11/2016 #7 Maria Oslara
    Bienvenida Emily !!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/11/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Welcome to your second home Emily:)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    20/11/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Wow, you got the double welcome, @Emily🐝 Bee
    Emily🐝 Bee
    19/11/2016 #3 Emily🐝 Bee
    Thank you so much for the warm welcome! I am exploring this uplifting environment finding hives & awesome Bees to join and follow. I'm excited to see how my articles will do on beBee compared to LinkedIn and I look forward to reading & learning from your content too!
    José Ramón  🐝 López
    19/11/2016 #1 José Ramón 🐝 López
    Welcome to the Hive, Newbee! :-)
  10. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    15/11/2016
    Canada has a Buzz going on...
    Canada has a Buzz going on...Javier shared some interesting numbers today in a comment on John Vaughan's recent post on the % of Producer Posts by country.I took the numbers and correlated them to the population size of the respective...
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    Nicole Chardenet
    16/11/2016 #41 Nicole Chardenet
    We're Number One! We're Number One! Oooh oooh oooh!

    Oh yeah...Eh! ;)

    Wow, we're producing 7% of the posts? Hey, it's not all *my* fault!

    Okay, we're not really Number One here...but we're kicking the US's ass at least. Just like we did in hockey in the 2010 Olympics. Eat our ice and freeze, ya hosers :)
    John Vaughan
    16/11/2016 #40 John Vaughan
    #33 Speaking of which: @Milos Djukic got at least one negative [ - ] vote for having the audacity to support a position that is not exactly popular among the aficionados. Glad to see that it got "recitified", tho the backstory still remains something of a mystery.

    beBee's plus/minus Comment Rating thing is a bit flawed and inconsistent, in any case:

    A published Article can receive a "plus"/Like vote (a la [ Relevant ], never mind whether it actually is "relevant") - but not a negative vote. And beBee will tell you who-liked-it.

    Not so for Comments. You can Like or Dislike, and never take responsibility for your rating. Interesting that this Secrecy Technique is used in the Comments section, where the whole point - supposedly - is to express your opinion and have a vibrant, open exchange. Yet the rating is anonymous. Go figure....

    In addition - the Plus [ + ] and Minus [ - ] votes cancel each other out. A Comment on which there is a vigorous difference of opinion (let's say 10 positives and 10 negatives) appears the same as a yawner with no votes.

    Anyhow, Milos, glad to see that you made it back to zero. It's how we measure progress.
    John Vaughan
    16/11/2016 #39 John Vaughan
    #38 "All the comments are laced with fun amd humor." sez @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Yes. Especially #23... A veritable Canadian Laugh Riot.

    Personally, I'll stick with The Red Green Show (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Red_Green_Show), which demonstrates the value of "EveryDay UX", as expressed through the artful employment of duct tape.

    For more EveryDay UX: https://jcvtcsblog.wordpress.com/2015/06/10/everyday-ux/
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/11/2016 #38 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Hmmmm. All the comments are laced with fun amd humor. ..and I presume that Canucks can pen down more comedies to make beBees bees cheery and popularize beBee to make it more freaking awesome. :)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    16/11/2016 #37 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Let this post inspire bees to write something special!
    John Vaughan
    16/11/2016 #36 John Vaughan
    #33 Thank you @Milos Djukic for "your contribution to beBee marketing is also huge. Once again I will point out that you are a great beBee advocate marketer and passionate supporter. Customer advocacy business model and advocate marketing are unified and tightly coupled in this case."

    Just wondering ... why would someone give you a Negative [ - ] vote for those sentiments?
    ahhh ... perhaps not enough "Positive"?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    16/11/2016 #35 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Canadian bees
    aim to please
    I gotta hunch
    you're a pretty smart bunch
    You're cool you know
    cuz I'm telling you so
    I love your zest
    Indeed, you're the best
    Canada Rocks!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    16/11/2016 #34 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #24 Exactly, and not vice versa. Facts are one thing, conclusion are quite another.
    Milos Djukic
    16/11/2016 #33 Anonymous
    #31 @John Vaughan, your contribution to beBee marketing is also huge. Once again I will point out that you are a great beBee advocate marketer and passionate supporter. Customer advocacy business model and advocate marketing are unified and tightly coupled in this case.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/11/2016 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    One look at the development of the Canadian tech sectors speaks volumes why the infrastructure in Canada is conducive to greater participation. A July 2016 Brookfield Institute Report is one example http://brookfieldinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-State-of-Canadas-Tech-Sector-2016-V2.pdf View more
    One look at the development of the Canadian tech sectors speaks volumes why the infrastructure in Canada is conducive to greater participation. A July 2016 Brookfield Institute Report is one example http://brookfieldinstitute.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/The-State-of-Canadas-Tech-Sector-2016-V2.pdf Couple that with education, demographics and a different attitude to media (while Canada's media can vastly improve, American news media pails in comparison with depth/diversity of news story coverage) and then there is the case for Canada, articulated by media outlets such as Vox in their July 2016 story http://www.vox.com/2014/7/1/5843316/the-case-for-canada - and where American media like Vox succeeds, Canadians with a greater degree of connection have more access options and engage commensurately at a higher rate (rural areas are still lagging) as detailed by CIRA (Canadian Internet Registration Authority) making Canada 2nd to the UK in the G9 country ranks for Internet penetration https://cira.ca/factbook/2015/the-canadian-internet.html Close
    John Vaughan
    15/11/2016 #31 John Vaughan
    #23 Sheesh, "Pablo" ... pissy much? (How un-Canadian)
    "Stating either position as a "fact" is delusional." sez @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian

    The observable "fact" is that there is a demonstrably high (as in Super High) correlation between being-an-ambassador and priming-the-pump in the form of publishing activity, s.a. Articles, Comments, Shares, etc. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/priming-the-pump No, "Pablo", that set of observations is not delusional. Count them yourself. Or just eyeball it. It's obvious. And it's [ relevant ] - even in a beBee sense.

    'Ambassadors' are selected precisely BECAUSE they contribute to beBee marketing (I didn't invent this observation. It's stated clearly and repeatedly throughout beBee's ambassadorship marketing material). Does receiving 'ambassadorship' increase the likelihood of such contributions? Is there a behavioral pattern here? Decent questions, imo, but apparently not popular ones in this environment. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-vaughan/the-emperor-s-new-clothes-epilogue So let's move on.

    Yeah, "Pablo" : Egg-vs-Chicken, if that works for ya. I'll go with Ducks-in-a-Row.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #30 Kevin Pashuk
    Looks like we better make sure that we install the bullet proofing option on our minivans...
    Randy Keho
    15/11/2016 #29 Randy Keho
    #28 Our shotguns are at the ready. Fly, little snowbird, fly...
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #28 Kevin Pashuk
    #27 It's too bad the election is over Randy. Now we are going to have to come and invade Florida again as the weather cools.
    Randy Keho
    15/11/2016 #27 Randy Keho
    The answer is quite simple. The U.S. election generated a lot of hot air from the north. That's why it's still 60 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/11/2016 #26 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I fully agree ! CANADA ROCKS !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/11/2016 #25 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Canadians love beBee and beBee loves Canadians. We are in love ! LOL
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/11/2016 #24 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #23 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian the high ratio of Canadian ambassadors is due to high Canadian activity and commitment
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    15/11/2016 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #21 Talk about back-asswards. As usual, John you're getting your egg vs chicken thing going.

    Is Canadian activity high because of the high ratio of Canadians among ambassadors?

    Or, is the high ratio of Canadian ambassadors due to high Canadian activity?

    There is no way to tell. Stating either position as a "fact" is delusional.

    I don't really care one way or another, just sayin'. Either way, us Canucks seem to be pulling our weight and then some.
    Kevin Pashuk
    15/11/2016 #22 Kevin Pashuk
    #17 #21 So... let's ask the question... If we are approximately 10% the population of the US, shouldn't the beBee population be representative? What needs to be done to attract more Canadians to beBee? The fact that they are more productive per capita is inconsequential to this question.
  11. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Dedicated to our canadian bees ! Javier 🐝 beBee
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    Javier 🐝 beBee
    15/11/2016 #19 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Canadians love beBee and beBee love Canadians !!! WE ARE IN LOVE !!! LOL
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    14/11/2016 #18 Oscar Gomez Amento
    The happy maple leaf...jajajaa
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    13/11/2016 #17 Graham🐝 Edwards
    Wait until you try a "butter tart"... it will change your life @Javier 🐝 beBee
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/11/2016 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Heh! Canada continues trend here this week. after CNBC discuss how Americans can emigrate http://www.cnbc.com/2016/11/09/this-is-what-you-need-to-do-to-move-to-canada.html and Snopes confirms that it was worried Americans who crashed the Canadian Immigration website following Donald Trumps victory on Thursday night http://www.snopes.com/canadas-immigration-web-site-crashed-after-2016-election/
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/11/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #13 Oh, and bring a warm jacket!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/11/2016 #14 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #13 Tell me how I can help you.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    12/11/2016 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #12 @Renée 🐝 Cormier I would like to go as soon as possible !!!!! 😎😎😎😎
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    12/11/2016 #12 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    So when are you going to come and see us, @Javier 🐝 beBee?
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    12/11/2016 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #10 So if I move North, how long before I can officially call myself a Canuck? The most satisfying thing of all would be; trumpcicle.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    12/11/2016 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Woohoo!! We need more Canucks on beBee!

    @Pamela 🐝 Williams, I agree fridge magnets are better than snowplow drivers hidden in the freezer... but perhaps less satifying
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/11/2016 #9 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    shared in beBee for Canucks, eh
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    12/11/2016 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #7 @Kevin Pashuk sure !!!
    Kevin Pashuk
    12/11/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    Well, thank you. But i thought you said "Dedicated to our Canadian BEERS!' We can do something about that when you come to visit.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    12/11/2016 #6 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    So, Javier, you're going to stick with Canadian refrigerator magnets and not risk physically assaulting the Snow Plow guy? LOL! Sorry, I'm still laughing about Paul's fictional story.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    12/11/2016 #5 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    #3 Michelle Plz forgive me on that !!! Hockey !!! Yes !!! Told my son who is studying Sports Journalism... Dont forget Soccer, Basketball & Hockey !!! :)
    Michele Williams
    12/11/2016 #3 Michele Williams
    #1 Don't forget hockey!
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    12/11/2016 #1 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Canadian Maple Syrup , Canadian Bacon, Canadian Whiskey, Canadian Yogurt & BeBee Good Enough For Me !!! :D Greetings To All Canadians. !!!
  12. Gerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    08/11/2016
    @Jim Murray "beBee --'Cause You Ain't Your Gig; Dig?" Gerald Hecht
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    Gerald Hecht
    08/11/2016 #1 Gerald Hecht
    Or "more than your gig" --whatever
  13. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    03/11/2016
    For you @Randy Keho

    From: https://www.instagram.com/p/BMUsJlXAE3l/
    Kevin Pashuk
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    Randy Keho
    03/11/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    It must not be" viral" or I'd have already contracted it.
    Aurorasa Sima
    03/11/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    lol
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/11/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    LOL.... Yeah, we can be contagious.
  14. Paul Kearley 🐝
    Even dogs need costumes for Halloween Paul Kearley 🐝
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  15. Paul Kearley 🐝
    Canada is so beautiful this time of year. Paul Kearley 🐝
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    Paul Kearley 🐝
    03/11/2016 #2 Paul Kearley 🐝
    #1 This is Kady, my 2nd best friend in the world! next to my wife.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/10/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    And who is this playful pup?
  16. Paul Kearley 🐝
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-kearley/one-person-can-make-a-difference#c1
    www.bebee.com Connect with professionals in your field and bees with whom you share interests on beBee. Social network specialized in affinity...
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  17. Renée  🐝 Cormier
    That Canadian Accent.
    That Canadian Accent. Do we sound...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    29/10/2016 #19 Wayne Yoshida
    Nah Renee, ya don't sound Canadian. . . Reminds me of this Greg and Donny show on accents. "Dey say I got dat Pixburgh accent."

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k4jn1L-riak
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    03/10/2016 #18 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #17 Good question. I have to say that I don't really know. I think that we may get mistaken for Americans when we are abroad, but most of us have the good sense to make our nationality known when we travel by wearing our flag somewhere. Everybody loves Canadians. Our southern neighbours aren't always so well received. I don't think most Canadians would feel offended by the mistake. We realize we share a similar culture and we understand that our dialect is also similar. All Canadians really want is for people to be polite with us. Nothing much matters more than that.
    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2016 #17 Ken Boddie
    I'm having some streaming problems with these live videos, Renée, but yours eventually bounced through from the stratosphere loud and clear. I would say, as a Scots Kiwi Aussie, that you sound Canadian to me, but who am I to make a call? Because I've spent so much time in too many countries, I'm always accused of being "from somewhere else", which brings me to my point. None of us have accents, as my old mate @Kevin Pashuk points out. It's everyone else who has an accent. Furthermore, I've found that many people suck at guessing where that other person's accent is from. This is why I make a point of never guessing, as so many people get offended when we guess incorrectly. Try telling a Scotsman or an Irishman that he sounds English and he'll go into a fit of rage. Do Canadians get upset about being incorrectly labelled as American or does it depend upon who is doing the asking?
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/10/2016 #16 Kevin Pashuk
    Is there a Canadian accent? I can remembering being at the checkout counter of a restaurant in West Virginia, and the lady behind the counter said. "Ahh just luvs yer ack-sent De-ah!" My reply? "That's amazing! I've never had an accent before!"
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/09/2016 #15 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #14 What a sweet thing to say. Thank you!
    Froilán Pérez
    28/09/2016 #14 Froilán Pérez
    #13 for me as a spaniard it is hard to tell, but aye, the "eh" is the giveaway.
    I frequently watch a canadian streamer and have come to the realization that you people are the most polite and nice citizens in the world.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/09/2016 #13 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #12 I do say "eh", but I say a lot of other things too! We don't even notice it until American's point it out.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/09/2016 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #8 My Canadian girlfriend used to spend part of each summer with me in Ohio @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and she said 'eh' so much I was saying by the time she left LOL. Was that a teen thing or possibly the area she lives in? She's in Northbay, Ontario Canada.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/09/2016 #11 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #7 Thanks for sharing this post, @Alexa Steele!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/09/2016 #10 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #9 So do you, Bye! That's what we Cape Bretoners and Newfoundlanders say instead of "Boy".
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    27/09/2016 #9 Graham🐝 Edwards
    You totally sound Canadian .... : )
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/09/2016 #8 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #7 LOL, we don't really use eh all that much.
    Alexa Steele
    27/09/2016 #7 Alexa Steele
    I didn't here one "eh" so... nope, not Canadian.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/09/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I heard a bit of the Canadian accent although you could probably fool some Americans. Many in Wisconsin seem to have an accent like Canadian's too. Nice video @Renée 🐝 Cormier, thanks for sharing!!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/09/2016 #5 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 I think it comes out when I get into the vino!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    27/09/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Yup @Renée 🐝 Cormier...full fledged Canadian
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    27/09/2016 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Cool !
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    27/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Nope, no Maritimer accent, @Renée 🐝 Cormier.
    Itziar Ruiz López
    27/09/2016 #1 Itziar Ruiz López
    Hahaha that's cool! Yes, it's different but i understand you perfectly! We want more Live Buzzes 😀
  18. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    27/09/2016
    Thought all you Bees from all over the world might find this of interest.

    Listen up Canucks! Canada came in at #3!
    Sara Jacobovici
    Top 16 countries for expats
    ca.finance.yahoo.com View Top 16 countries for expats pictures on Yahoo Finance Canada . See Top 16 countries for expats photos and find more pictures in our photo...
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  19. Paul Kearley 🐝
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@paul-kearley/how-to-create-a-competitive-edge
    Paul Kearley 🐝
    How To Create A Competitive Edge
    www.bebee.com Whether you think you can or whether you think that you can not, Either way, you're right! ~Henry Ford Barry was one of the fastest guys in...
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  20. Pamela 🐝 Williams
    With his permission: One of our own Bees: @Kevin Pashuk performing House of the Rising Sun! Thanks Kevin!
    Rainsong WS200 - House of the Rising Sun Impromptu Cover
    Rainsong WS200 - House of the Rising Sun Impromptu Cover This video was an impromptu session where I took a break from yardwork (hence the hat) grabbed my guitar to try and teach my son about not being 'tentative'...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    19/09/2016 #37 Kevin Pashuk
    #34 How about the BeeTles? Perhaps they've forgotten about that other group that did okay for a while.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/09/2016 #36 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #24 done
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/09/2016 #35 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sharing to beBee Scrapbook
    Robert Bacal
    18/09/2016 #34 Robert Bacal
    #31 We should on names for Bebee supergroups. I'm up for the BeBee Blues Band, or BeeBeats
    Gerald Hecht
    18/09/2016 #33 Gerald Hecht
    #31 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit "the bees knees"
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    18/09/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #31 ABBEE, Now that's funny Manjit!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/09/2016 #31 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Once you take into consideration that @Gerald Hecht is into playing music, maybe this could be the birth of a new music supergroup called "beBee" or least follow the lead of Abba and become Abee.
    Thomas Trang
    18/09/2016 #30 Thomas Trang
    #20 Yes, he is a Superstar!
    Ken Boddie
    18/09/2016 #29 Ken Boddie
    Thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams and @Kevin Pashuk . Brings back happy memories of Eric Burdon and of myself and half of my mates trying to copy the riff (ding dinga ding dindadee). Always suspected you were an Animal, Kev. 😆
    Milos Djukic
    18/09/2016 #28 Anonymous
    Thank you @Kevin Pashuk and @Pamela 🐝 Williams, I love this song!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/09/2016 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Well done @Kevin Pashuk! You're talented!
    Dean Owen
    18/09/2016 #26 Dean Owen
    You made me like that song again!
    Kevin Pashuk
    18/09/2016 #25 Kevin Pashuk
    #20 Thanks so much @Javier 🐝 beBee....
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/09/2016 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #15 Franci, can you save this into the Scrapbook. I forgot and I've used my 3!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/09/2016 #23 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    You hereby BEE discovered Kevin! I knew they would love this just as much as I did! Okay, Next?? Who is our next great talent to rise up within the hives?
    Gert Scholtz
    17/09/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Kevin Pashuk Encore, encore! !!!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/09/2016 #20 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Kevin Pashuk you rock !
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/09/2016 #18 Kevin Pashuk
    #13 Thanks David
    Kevin Pashuk
    17/09/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 Thanks Irene. It was a go--to song as I was learning. The other choice was "Have you ever seen the rain?" by CCR
  21. Wayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    15/09/2016
    Electric car - getting the cart before the horse?
    Wayne Yoshida
    Buying an EV doesn’t entitle you to break the rules
    driving.ca A Toronto man expects a parking bylaw to be changed because he bought an electric car with nowhere to park it while charging. Wait,...
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    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Here is a funny-ironic update to this buzz: "Using Vehicle Charging Stations as a Marketing Tool"

    http://www.futuretechauto.com/blog
    Wayne Yoshida
    15/09/2016 #2 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 EV Darwinism?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    15/09/2016 #1 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Wow. Our species is truly doomed.
  22. Paul Kearley 🐝
    Taken from a hot air balloon at the Atlantic Balloon Festival in Sussex, NB yesterday morning. Paul Kearley 🐝
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    Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    11/09/2016 #1 Alvaro INFANTE SANCHEZ
    Beautiful
  23. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    09/09/2016
    In case you were wondering... If you need any translation Randy @Randy Keho, let me know.
    How to be a Canadian
    How to be a Canadian From loonies to toonies and everything in between, celebrate Canada Day by learning how to be a Canadian. Website and merch: http://www.ifht.tv | Watch our...
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    Kevin Pashuk
    09/09/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk
    #5 @Wayne Yoshida - The humble little poppy is worn in the time leading up to Remembrance Day (Nov 11) to honour those who have served in defending our country. It is mainly a Commonwealth country tradition ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Remembrance_poppy )
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/09/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 Don't knock it until you've tried it Randy. :) It's a great place to live, if you can afford the taxes.
    Randy Keho
    09/09/2016 #6 Randy Keho
    I only have one question @Kevin Pashuk Why would anyone aspire to be a Canadian?
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/09/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    I understand Old Dutch (or Lay's) Ketchup Chips, but "poppies"?
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #4 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #3 Oh God! That's so true and so common I didn't even think about it.

    Also, we never ask if anyone wants a beer. We just hand one over
    Kevin Pashuk
    09/09/2016 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    #2 I agree about the semi-metric thing... There are so many things in this video that are embarrassingly accurate. One thing they missed... When you ask a Canadian how far it is from Toronto to say, Muskoka, they will answer "About 2 hours".
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    09/09/2016 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    LOL, I love the semi-metric thing. I'll cook a 2kg roast at 375F. I drive at 100 kilometers per hour to go 60 miles an hour. I weigh 187 pounds, I need to calculate what that is in Kg. I still can't get the hang of temperature in Celsius. It's 72!
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    09/09/2016 #1 Graham🐝 Edwards
    I stand proudly singing our now "gender neutral" national anthem... well at least the English parts. Thank you @Kevin Pashuk for sharing.
  24. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    06/09/2016
    How To Not Get a Canadian (at least this one) Excited.
    How To Not Get a Canadian (at least this one) Excited.Years ago, when I had hair, I started a new phase of my career. At the time, there was a computer aided drafting software that was making serious inroads into the market, and I resigned my ‘safe’ job and became their 68th worldwide dealer....
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    Kevin Pashuk
    08/09/2016 #28 Kevin Pashuk
    Never been to a TV show taping Jena, but I've always resisted being told how to feel and act. Perhaps it's not just a Canadian thing.
    Jena Ball
    08/09/2016 #27 Jena Ball
    Thanks for this. I grew up in California but feel the same. Have you ever been to the taping of a TV show with a live audience? They use a warm-up person to get the audience excited and ready to respond to host. It felt forced and made me very uncomfortable. I'll get excited when and if there is something to be excited about, thank you, and I'll be th judge of that :-)
    Don Graham
    07/09/2016 #26 Don Graham
    I couldn't have said it better myself.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    07/09/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I agree with @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian - no rah rah. You shouldn't have to use overkill if you have a good product and know how to promote.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/09/2016 #24 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #19 Aww, shucks, @Don 🐝 Kerr, you'll make me blush
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/09/2016 #23 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #21 That sounds like it would be an interesting experiment, @Aurorasa Sima. Retweet bots rarely get any traction. People recognize when there's no one behind it.

    It probably just uses a call to the API search for hashtag and retweets accordingly. You can do the same thing with IFTTT. In fact, I do that to auto-cross-post to other platforms.
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/09/2016 #22 Aurorasa Sima
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Bad Santa? Like this one? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovKw6YjqSfM
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/09/2016 #21 Aurorasa Sima
    A bot is following me on twitter. It retweets each and every tweet of mine that contains a certain tag. I could write "chicken soup causes climate change". The bot ´s tweets never receive any engagement. I guess he has corrupted the value of his "voice". First and foremost (Ambassador or not) we are professionals. People might be influenced by our opinion when they consider us credible. 24/7 excitement that is related to the origin of information and not it´s content is the fastest way to destroy credibility. Berthold Brecht would say: Share where you find something worth sharing, the unshareable better leave unshared.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/09/2016 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #12 A 'Bad Ambassador'? Is that like a Bad Santa? You're one of the good guys @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian always have been. always will bee!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    06/09/2016 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Very exciting post @Kevin Pashuk You make a very good point. For about four years I was responsible for marketing communications for the US division of a Canadian-based insurance company. Part of my role was conference programming and promotion. In my previous incarnation in the Canadian division we had motivational speakers and good conferences that got good response. One of my first learnings was that it was different in the Excited States. We had to pump up the volume, add a lot​ more glitter dust, spark up the disco ball, and bring on the pie-eating contests. Anyway, I hear you but perhaps we do have a unique perspective here in the wastelands of Canuckistan.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #17 Kevin Pashuk
    #16 Thanks @Phil Friedman. My wife and I had the opportunity to live in Virginia for nearly two years. Before we moved there, we (like many) assumed that Canadians and Americans were very similar except we had higher taxes and French on all our packaging. It wasn't until I was immersed in US culture did I realize how Canadian I really was. Perhaps my underlying point here is that you can't (or shouldn't) just make assumptions about all the bees from other countries, and project your own experience on to everyone else. We can learn from each other in a way that respects our own culture, without expecting everyone else to 'bee' like you.
    Phil Friedman
    06/09/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    #15 @Kevin Pashuk, you make a couple of strong points, eh? Some things, however, do not translate well across the border. I remember the US. oven cleaner, spelled E-Z Oven Cleaner, which in the states read in commercials "Easy Oven Cleaner". Unfortunately, when the campaign was above the 49th parallel, it read "EeeZed Oven Cleaner" -- which sort of fell flat. Now @Renee Cormier tell us that Mikey of marketing fame was considered an influencer, when everyone I ever knew always thought he was this dumbo who would eat anything -- "Give it to Mikey, he'll eat it." None of which speaks to the core point of your post, but by example, exorts people to look beyond the facade. Kudos and cheers!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #15 Kevin Pashuk
    #14 Thanks @Pascal Derrien. If there was even a hint of cultish behaviour on beBee I would be far gone by now.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/09/2016 #14 Pascal Derrien
    Fair point Kevin we have not entered a Kult the last time I checked , I don't like forced marches either and I don't respond to it , it will grow organically and the company's marketing engine has to take care of the rest, it can be integrated marketing that's OK but otherwise it becomes a caricature @Kevin Pashuk
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    #12 The ultimate endorsement for any product is a recommendation from someone you trust... word of mouth. The least effective endorsement is from someone who has only been told the product is good, and is parroting a sales pitch. (I'm not saying this is happening on beBee, but I'm using it for my comment). If @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz (and the beBee team) can build a band of bloggers who are genuinely excited about this platform, then in my opinion they shouldn't have to worry about growth, even among us Canadians and other cultures that aren't RAH RAH.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/09/2016 #12 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Maybe it's our mutual Canadianism, @Kevin Pashuk, but I agree completely. I promote only what I feel should br promoted. I like only what I like. I Share and Tweet only what I feel deserves it.

    Does that make me a Bad Ambassador? I don't know. There's enough stuff I like that I need to make a conscious effort to limit promotion lest my various social feeds look like the beBee Fan Club pages.

    Promotion is important to beBee's continued growth, true. Still, I'm not a fan of the RAH RAH mentality
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #11 Kevin Pashuk
    #8 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier. I like the pairing of 'understated and outrageous'. It does take all kinds I agree. There should be hives where the outrageous is normal with an active group... just don't expect me to be there. I'll be over in the quieter hives.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #10 Kevin Pashuk
    #7 I do promote beBee @Jim Murray since it is worth promoting based on its merit. Your posts are most useful in helping others promote this platform appropriately. You have a gift in not making your advice sound like a directive, which is now that I think about it, pretty much sums up my whole post.

    THAT is why I love this platform... the comment sections are the best part to expand on ideas or further refine them.
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/09/2016 #9 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 You should @Randy Keho... She is 'grace' epidomized to have put up with me for so long.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    06/09/2016 #8 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    It takes all kinds of people to make anything successful, @Kevin Pashuk. There should be a place in every marketing campaign for both the understated and the outrageous. A network like beBee is going to naturally attract its share of introspective and introverted people, and yes, we Canadians are usually pretty low key individuals. The good news is that when quiet people get excited enough to become advocates, they become quite influential. Remember the commercial when Mikey liked the cereal? All the kids were amazed that Mikey liked it and they trusted his opinion. He had clout. Kevin may be quiet, but if Kevin likes it, people will listen. :)
  25. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    03/09/2016
    On the countries of beBee
    On the countries of beBeeMark Twain said: “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” which is often the case when it comes to national statistics. Let’s consider figures of the true kind. Wondering about the subscriber base of beBee I viewed the country statistics...
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    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    09/09/2016 #41 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #38 #39 #40 In beBee we have hives all languages. In a few weeks we will have more languages available. The hive has to be universal. Thank you all.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    09/09/2016 #40 Anonymous
    #38 I've joined a few of the others 'cause I see the ratio. Federico might know what's the situation in the SL hives though he doesn't state it aloud ....
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/09/2016 #39 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #38 Joining a Spanish hive may help learn a little bit of the language. I joined a Spanish fashion hive because I can figure out what many of the words are in English.
    Gert Scholtz
    05/09/2016 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Nick Mlatchkov Spanish hives are at present slightly more than English hives. I am not sure if your statement is totally correct Nick because quite possibly you and I have only joined English hives where we will see only English honey's. Thanks Nick for reading and stopping by.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    05/09/2016 #37 Anonymous
    If u take a look @ the more active bees, Spanish speaking are a minority ..!
    John Valledor
    04/09/2016 #36 John Valledor
    Javier, esto representa maravillosa noticias. Yo sabía que era una buena decisión para convertirse en un ciudadano Americano. Best decision ever! #36
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/09/2016 #35 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #28 @John Valledor USA is the second spanish speaking country in the world. Have a look https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/29/us-second-biggest-spanish-speaking-country .... Spain is the third one. But the most excitement news is that the USA will be the first spanish speaking country by 2050. There are a lot of studies about this. Spanish is the most growing language in the USA. That means.... any native english and spanish professional will have a lot of advantages
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/09/2016 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #31 John, I was raised on tacos, frijoles, and ate jalapenos more often than pickles; in Southern California. I remember Taco Bell when the food actually resembled Mexican cooking. Before it was toned down for the American pallet and destroyed with manufactured foods. As a very young child my best friend was Deb Duran who taught me every Spanish curse word she knew (not many at 7 hears old!) Her mother made fresh flour and corn tortillas every day and they was mine and Deb's after school snack (spread with butter). I've never been able to duplicate the steamed artichokes with the cheese dipping sauce she made.(OMG the best thing I ever ate). I marched in a band and wore a uniform that was based on traditional Mexican dress. Because of my own dark looks many assumed I was Hispanic. My schools were Jurupa Junior High School (now Middle School) and El Camino Elementary. Everything in my young life seemed to be centered around the Hispanic community. Hell, my first boy crush was a young man name Juan who had long black wavy hair. Zouza! what a cutie he was!!
    As a military brat myself and having worked on an military base for 8 years I'm well aware of the many Hispanic military personnel that have served this country and done so proudly. BTW, Thank you for your service John! I think the Hispanic community would bring wonderful value to beBee and have been trying to think of ways to reach out to them since reading your comments. Not being Hispanic myself I may not be the best choice to spearhead the plan and would truly appreciate your input/help.
    John White, MBA
    04/09/2016 #33 John White, MBA
    Great buzz, @Gert Scholtz! I absolutely love the international flavor of beBee. On beBee, I can get ideas and perspectives from all around the world that I can't get anywhere else.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #32 John Valledor
    In the words of the late, great Betty Crocker, I was simply making a "serving suggestion." I will now head back to my comfort zone and affinity space--the US military. #30
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #31 John Valledor
    @Pamela 🐝 Williams the Hispanic community in America (of which I represent) spends millions of dollars, owns thousands of businesses, live thriving culturally rich lives, are job seekers and have blended culturally within America to a very high degree...just think of the culinary impact to the American pallate that Latinos have made. Willing to guess every American household has some form Tex-Mex ingredients in their cupboards right now. Maybe even you too.
    My point was that ignoring this demographic which currently sits at the center of gravity in beBee's member base is odd to say the least. The beBee staff can communicate to this population in America in native Spanish--TODAY! Easy peasy.
    Establishing a social media foothold in the American landscape with this one demographic alone seems ready made.
    Then again, I'm no expert. I'm just one of countless like-minded constituents that is attracted to business that want my patronage. Those that don't, I'll ignore--along with my pocketbook.
    Thank you for engaging with me in this buzz.
    Lastly, we Hispanics also defend America. For me, for 35 awesome years and five tours of combat. No regrets.

    #29
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #30 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #28 New York is still the financial heart of North America. I don't think it's a coincidence​ that the beBee offices are across the street from the Bull statue
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    03/09/2016 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #20 That's very interesting John and one I hadn't really considered but it is rather obvious. Perhaps we reach out to Latin organizations, of which I am in total ignorance. I wonder what the statics are on the use of social media by the US Latin community? I know they are second to cellphone use to the black community. (That study is several years old so...). A community I really want to focus on is true environmentalist, an ever growing group. The beauty of beBee is that this communities can build a sector within the hives, have their own audience. Hmmm, now you really have me thinking on some outreach programs. Why should we focus on those already on social media (e.g. LinkedIn) and creating a migrations. What if we reach out to those who may be on the fringes of social media because of the other sites cultural centralizing on English speaking groups? beBee is definitely an opportunity to integrate and shy away from segregation because of comfortableness with native languages.
    John Valledor
    03/09/2016 #28 John Valledor
    According to the 2011 US census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language in America after the native tongue of English. Clearly, there's an affinity (relationship, resemblance) to this census fact and the stats presented in this buzz. Given that beBee brands itself as an affinity (kinship, association) based social media channel, the connection is too obvious to dismiss. Building on this demographic can serve as a launchpad for harvesting more members in the rest of America. Surprising that there aren't satellite offices in California, Texas and Florida--the states with the highest Spanish speaking US populations respectively. New York comes in 9th. Interestingly, in 2015 the GDP (or gross state product) of Texas ($1.6 billion @number 2) is on par to that of all of Spain. The GDP of California is number 1 in all the US. Again, lies, damn lies and statistics. #26
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    03/09/2016 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #26 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, english speaking countries will grow a lot. I predict english will be first language but spanish, portuguese, german, italian, french, russian, and others will be important too ;) ...anyway beBee will be diverse and cool . Next release will be unstoppable !!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    03/09/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #20 beBee is now Spanish-centric. That's to be expected given its birthplace. I believe there will always be a healthy percentage of Spanish-speaking members. The language is well distributed around the world. I'm even taking Spanish lessons and am developing a strong affinity with elephants (long story best filed under "weird stuff Duolingo says")

    There are what, about 60 million American Spanish-speakers? That's a good start until we can grab the other 270 million.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Dear Ambassador Caribbean. May the beBee community now officially bestow you this well deserved title! Thank you Donna-Luisa - you show how big the contribution can be from a far reach of the globe.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #24 Gert Scholtz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Country statistics is as I mentioned a categorized and perhaps unrefined way of looking at demographics. It is quite true that there is much finer stratification within nations and countries. Thank you Manjit for bringing your appreciated insights and contribution to the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #23 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian The crowd-sourcing ability of beBee is indeed remarkable and very much a part of its growing success. Thank you Paul.
    Gert Scholtz
    03/09/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @John Valledor An interesting angle that you mention John. Within countries there could be a few language clusters of Bees which overlap with the home country language. It would be illuminating to see in a year or so what the demographics of the US Bees are. Thanks for your comment John.
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