- 16/09/2017Bees in danger: Epidemic of colony collapses is linked to stressed out honeybees - NewsVoicenewsvoice.se British Independent. The sharp decline in honeybees has been linked with a change in the foraging behaviour of young bees brought on by some kind of environmental stress such as parasitic attacks or pesticides, a study has found. Photo: Wikimedia...
Comments27/08/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.the smile of Lance, always a pleasure to see your videos! What a beautiful place!
- 15/08/2017The Wind's Grand Opus
The wind whispers to the waiting trees,
A special summons to rouse their spirit;
Strumming their branches with a breeze,
And swirling the leaves to add some merit,
As the wind composes a bewitching song,
That makes us happy the wind came along.
The wind's breath lifts birds on silent wings,
High above the treetops and hills with ease,
And when they hear the song the wind sings,
They alight to rest among the rustling trees,
Where they must satisfy their longing desire,
To add their lovely voices to the wind's choir.
The wind coaxes the green grasses to sway,
And stirs wild flowers into a rhythmic dance;
As if answering the wind's call to come play,
They offer soft murmurs that surely enhance,
The joyful chorus of the wind's beautiful song,
That grows more enchanting as it goes along.
Over the deep oceans of lore the wind blew,
Seeking more sounds from the sweet Earth,
So it whipped up the waters of the ocean blue,
Creating thunderous crescendos of great worth,
That perfectly blends into the wind's grand opus,
Which awakens and inspires a spirit within us.
Over the mountain peaks the cool wind blows,
Traversing with forlorn hope over lonely terrain,
Through rocky crevices and snowy trees it flows,
Creating a haunting and eerie wailing refrain,
That adds a bit of sorrow to the wind's song,
Touching the hearts of all as it travels along.
Sometimes the wind grows in howling anger,
Gathering dark clouds with thundering sounds,
Warning all with lightning of growing danger,
To all the human edifices and life it surrounds,
Compelling us to listen to its meaningful song,
That humbles and reminds us where we belong.
The wind's song was born when the Earth began,
Caressing its many splendors and various terrains,
As it played nature's instruments long before man,
Creating a continuous song of wondrous refrains,
That bewitches and humbles as it journeys along,
Until finally the Earth is no more and ends its song.
by Belinda Stotler
Comments14/08/2017 #53 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#52 Thanks for watching @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. This was the first live buzz I've done in quite a while and it's like starting over again. As others know, I'm not fond of face in front of the camera but it is fun to chat. My husband puts me to shame with sewing... I can't sew (or should I say, I have no desire? LOL).12/08/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for sharing dear @Milos Djukic! After re-reading your article on linkedin, I realized we share something in common- We both like the term influencer vs. Leadership and we are able to hone in to those who are sincerely honest. You have me beat with Science by FAR!! :))
- 02/08/2017My novice attempt at catching the Sandpipers on the Ocean in the Outer banks, NC cc: @Pamela 🐝 Williams @John White, MBA @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador it's short, catch the end, nice zoom on the sandpipers. It's the little things in life that make me smile.Outer Banks NC The waves, the waves! Sandpipers are...
Comments04/08/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#7 Thanks @David 🐝 Martín Alonso, glad you enjoyed it! The ocean is so vast, it amazes me and I never tire from being near it. I would take my camera and walk for 2 miles or more before I knew how far I had jotted down the beach. We had a tornado warning one day and I was so caught up in taking photos, I wasn't paying attention to the strong storm coming in from the West and my husband came looking for me lol04/08/2017 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#6 How much fun @Lance 🐝 Scoular, you were definitely a fish in the water! I've never snorkled before.
I grew up with Lake Erie at my backdoor. We spent our entire summer there from my early teen years on (and as kids too). Now, I must say, I was there for the tan too LOL.
I will always be drawn to water, what about you?03/08/2017 #6 Lance 🐝 ScoularVery pleasant snd relaxing Lisa.
I love the water. I grew up in Cammeray on Sydney's North Shore and a water frontage on Middle Harbour.
I rowed, sailed, swam, snorkled from our back yard.
As a teenager I would go surfing on Sydney's Nortern Beaches especialy Manly, Queenscliff, Harbord, Newport and Whale Beches.
Great times.🏄♂️🏊♂️⛵🚣♂️🌞03/08/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#4 Thanks @David B. Grinberg. I agree about the ocean and finding peace/serenity. I swear my worries just disappear when I'm near the Ocean. I will even stay out on my balcony as late as I can to listen to the waves while I read or yea.. get on my PC LOL. We all need to take breaks from Social Media for a day or two each week or I think we go nuts as much as many of us LOVE it.. breaks are still necessary. I can't wait to be in the right place and put together another live buzz. I haven't been anywhere to do that yet this summer. Co. I was too busy to take out my phone except for the last day and I forgot to make a video.03/08/2017 #4 David B. GrinbergNice video, Lisa! I always find the ocean to be so serene and soothing, especially when listening to gentle waves break on the shore. You did a great job capturing the beauty of nature on the coast. We can all probably use more serenity in today's frenetically paced mobile, digital and virtual world where "information overload" is the rule, rather than the exception. Bravo!02/08/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#1 Glad you enjoyed it @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador! I have to admit, this was shot 1.5 years ago. I will be leaving in less than 2 months for the Ocean again and plan to get many photos along with more video. Thanks for sharing :)) I can't wait to have my morning coffee while watching & listening to the ocean again... my favorite spot is on the coast!02/08/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador@David B. Grinberg , see, Lisa stepped outdoor to shoot a videoBuzz, i challenged you to get out of the balcony comfort zone !!!! hahahaha, and yes my buzz is coming...i had so much fun preparing a serie of 32 stunning vBuzz. Some bees are concerned in it and was inspred by @John White, MBA preocupation to attract YouTubers on beBee for their new Home Base Operations (HBO....LOL).02/08/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand AmbassadorNot bad at all ! The shot is steady on a windy beach, i wish i could do the same...those birds remind me of twitters looking for followers for a 10K$ recipe a month , in the water waves. LOL. Refreshing and smile making me for my morning coffee. I will share this piece of happiness and authenticity in LIfeStyle & MybeBeeTV, if i May @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher bceacause good mood & relationship matters! Dare & Share !
- Producer12/06/2017Mother Nature and me. A great collaboration.So there I was, visiting a client who had work related stress issues. We were in her office and it was distracting , to be honest , I was not making progress with empowering her to deal with her problems in a constructive way. To this end I...
- ProducerNo Beginning. No End.Warm. Outside. A boat was gliding over the river. Hired by four people. They were at ease. No rush. Colorful sky. Painted softly. The whole scene reflected in his mind's eye. It had become a memory of long ago. He still saw the boat. Each night,...
Comments21/06/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 thanks so much @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA20/06/2017 #12 Puneet SrivastavaThis has no beginning, no end... @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., please tell where do we write our comments??? :) Great going.... simply enjoy... and just be :)20/06/2017 #11 Joanne GardockiThank you, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., something lovely for a rainy summer night.19/06/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 I am passionate about writing, that explains it all @debasish majumder, you are that too!
- 14/05/2017When two people of different backgrounds fell in love, they were discouraged by being asked, “A bird may love a fish but where would they build a home together?” (Joseph Stein) I'm glad the bird and the fish were not discouraged to find a way. See the results in this video. Thanks @Randall Burns for the link on your buzz,Tales from Paradise Pt. 4.Life - Flying Fish
Comments14/05/2017 #2 Randall BurnsWhile there are many birds that are famous swimmers here's footage of a pair of Loons;
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsoquLyKkc0 View moreWhile there are many birds that are famous swimmers here's footage of a pair of Loons;
The Loon graces our Canadian 1$ coin, hence referred to as "A Loonie", a few years after the introduction of "The Loonie", Canada introduced the 2$ coin which is unofficially referred to as "The Toonie" Close
- Producer11/05/2017Mindfulness is Not Blank. Mindfulness is Clarity.I stood at the edge of the trail, my face in the sun and my eyes closed behind my sunglasses.My phone buzzed. A new text. I reached into my pocket and was about to pull the phone out, when I stopped myself. It can wait.I turned my face back into...
Comments05/06/2017 #16 Aaron 🐝 Skogen#15 For just a little bit @Sarah Elkins. I helped my Brother and his family move over the weekend. They moved from a small acreage to a larger one about 20 minutes west, almost dead center on the top of the Buffalo Ridge here in SW MN (you can throw a softball into SD). Anyway, they are surrounded by section upon section of CRP. Wild grasslands in all directions, from the oasis of wetlands, cottonwood, oak, poplar and blue spruce that shelter the homestead. After the final round of "heavy lifting" yesterday, I sat down, beer in hand.
I heard nothing but bird song, and the wind flowing through a HUGE Cottonwood on the northeast corner of the property. I lost myself in the wind sweeping up a ridge line to the southeast. The grasses performing natures ballet, dancing up the ridge in sweeping viridescent shades. The wind and the grass reminded of two lovers holding hands as they journeyed the road less traveled, basking and joyful in the moment. At some point I lost sense of the birdsong, the rustling of the cottonwood, my own breath, my heartbeat, and, yes, even the cold beer in my hand. I'm not sure how long I was there, yet a phrase came back to me when I started to feel my heart beat again, "He-nay-nee" said my mind. In those moments, I felt complete peace.
Thanks for that phrase Sarah!
It is much like another from the Natal region of South Africa. There the phrase is “Sawu bona”, which translated means “I see you.”12/05/2017 #14 Nicole Chardenet"The hamster wheel" - what some call the "monkey mind". It never stops, it's always going, you're always thinking...mindfulness helps to give it a rest. Your mind doesn't go willingly, rather like a Type-A CEO who needs to be tied down in an airplane seat for a much-needed vacation. That buzzing little hoozit in your pocket? It can wait.12/05/2017 #12 David B. GrinbergThank you for this beautifully written buzz, Sarah.
As a nature lover myself, I concur with -- and echo -- your strong sentiments. There's nothing that compares to the beauty and wonder of nature to set one's mind at ease, to help find solace, peace and tranquility in today's hyper-paced and fluid high-tech world. Thus, let's all raise a glass to Mother Nature and treat her with the respect and admiration she deserves. Keep buzzing...11/05/2017 #3 Joanne GardockiThank you for the virtual mindfulness exercise, @Sarah Elkins, and the beautiful picture. I can feel the sun even though it is cloudy here. Thank you for the extra dimension of he-nay-nee; sharing language, culture, history and personal experience with one word. I love language and what you have shared resonates deeply.11/05/2017 #1 Christine StevensMy yogi always says that mindfulness isn't an empty mind or not thinking. It's acknowledging the distracting thoughts, then putting them aside until the proper time to deal with them, and then returning to the present and your focus. It is much like the "It can wait" with your text messages.
- 07/05/2017Two minutes of pure enjoyment.What A Wonderful World With David Attenborough -- BBC One [FULL HD] Originally uploaded by the BBC on Dec 7, 2011 on their youtube channel: youtube.com/bbc re uploaded for everyone thats not located in the UK and can't view...
- 04/05/2017PHOTOGRAPHY TIPS AND TRICKS:
Some great tips on taking moon shots!
- 02/05/2017ON OUR TRAVELS:
On one of our drives, we stopped the car to take pictures of cattle. Here is a steer grazing in a meadow.
- 01/05/2017ON OUR TRAVELS
Stormy sky at Port Stanley (Ontario, Canada) on Lake Erie yesterday. Five minutes after taking this photo, the rain poured down and we got drenched running back to the car.
- Producer30/04/2017OSMOSIS OF AVARICE!Five years old daughter of Aloke, Ritu is craving to her Dad, ‘Dad, you please come little early. Without you how I will celebrate my birthday? My all friends are invited. They equally want the company of my dear Dad. I don’t want to buy any...
Comments01/05/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorIt seems some decision makers don't have the human race nor our beloved planet in their best interests, no matter where we live. The selfish desire for wealth and power is increasingly alarming. What is so unfortunate is we don't know about the corruption until a disaster happens.01/05/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmm, sad @debasish majumder, sad stories remind us that it is not evident when everything goes well, gratitude is the answer for that!01/05/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery sad stories of the two families indeed. Making cuts to save money on behalf of human lives happens throughout the world sadly. I think of all the fracking that takes place in the US and they have proven there's been an increase in Earthquakes in the areas that do fracking yet nothing has been done. Oklahoma is one such state that was not prone to Earthquakes but that's changed since fracking began, not to mention all the poisons that spill into the soil which travel to the water that people use and consume. We need to take better care of mother earth. My heart broke when I read of that poor gal losing her father (on her birthday, no less) and even for the entire family that was killed in the accident.01/05/2017 #10 Ian WeinbergThanks for a screenshot of life in its multi dimensions. Indeed there are much more complex and timeless systems in play that influence every aspect of our existence. The question is - has mankind reached a threshold level of presence wherein the very source-files of the system may be corrupting? Thanks for this thought-provoking buzz @debasish majumder01/05/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. It's very unfortunate that many politicians in the USA and elsewhere are climate change deniers despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. That age-old saying is really ringing true: "You can't fool Mother Nature."
To wit: decades of environmental degradation caused by greedy corporations, Big Oil, and carbon producing industries worldwide have only contributed to a host of already alarming problems, including: unclean air, polluted water, record-setting temperatures, rising sea levels, super storms, melting ice sheets and ozone layer depletion (in and over Antarctica), etc. It's a long and ugly list on the road to ruining the only planet we currently call home. A sad story indeed.
- 30/04/2017SUNSET SUNDAY:
A large piece of driftwood is silhouetted against the setting sun. I took this photo on a walk along the beach, Lake Erie at Port Bruce, Ontario, Canada.
- 28/04/2017Thursday thoughts. This is one of my favorite respites. A place where my heart is content. As the water caresses my soul I am reminded of the little things and drawn into a moment of bliss and solitude. It is here I find balance and it is here that a broken heart can heal. It is here where friends meet and laugh and simply be. #bytheriver
Do you have a place too? Where is your respite, your favorite place to be?