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To Bee

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To Bee / stele10 (with thanks to Angela)

honey conjured for their babies E F#m Abm F#m
pollen fetched for the queen E F#m Abm F#m
rousing flowers with their kisses A Bm C#m D
buzzing tunes on crystal wings E F#m Abm A
to bee or not to be, c b
sings sweet Melissa ohhh E F#m Abm F#m

pesticides (they do) sting E F#m Abm F#m
far more than any bee E F#m Abm F#m
to poison Apis mellifera A Bm C#m D
is to sting the gifts they bring E F#m Abm A

apple walnut lemon strawberry E
wax cotton onion peach D
rose coconut clover mead E
cactus sunflower cocoa bean D
avocado sesame broccoli A
ohhh come back bee B
we will .eat .organic-ally C#m A B

to be, oh yes to be C B. sings sweet Melissa E F#m Abm F#m (echo goddess Melissa)
to bee stele/ c10 Allman Brothers

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Ask your musician friends to perform this song to help the bees and those planets that need the bee.

Ref:
Honeybee problem nearing a ‘critical point’
By Claire Thompson
Anyone who’s been stung by a bee knows they can inflict an outsized pain for such tiny insects. It makes a strange kind of sense, then, that their demise would create an outsized problem for the food system by placing the more than 70 crops they pollinate — from almonds to apples to blueberries — in peril.

Although news about Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) has died down, commercial beekeepers have seen average population losses of about 30 percent each year since 2006, said Paul Towers, of the Pesticide Action Network. Towers was one of the organizers of a conference that brought together beekeepers and environmental groups this week to tackle the challenges facing the beekeeping industry and the agricultural economy by proxy.

“We are inching our way toward a critical tipping point,” said Steve Ellis, secretary of the National Honey Bee Advisory Board (NHBAB) and a beekeeper for 35 years. Last year he had so many abnormal bee die-offs that he’ll qualify for disaster relief from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
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38,000 years ago humans were making wine from the bees bounty. Zeus’s daughter melissa was the goddess of the honey bee.
As the Greeks and Romans embraced cultivated Europe, the norseman carried on the tradition of honey wine. Sacred ceremonies by the light of beeswax candles. Work hard, bee a team player, care for our young, pamper our queen and do what needs to bee done.
Can all the bees wisdom overcome what life has become, highways and bi-ways, factories that pollute, poison in the air, on the land, in the sea, and in the food we eat. Bee aware, and beware for life without the honey bee is paradise lost. Via Mark

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To Bee 2:

honey conjured for their babies E F#m Abm F#m
pollen fetched for the queen E F#m Abm F#m
kissing flowers with pointy noses A Bm C#m D
buzzing tunes on crystal wings E F#m Abm A
to bee or not to be, c b
sings sweet Melissa E F#m Abm F#m

pesticides (do) sting E F#m Abm F#m
far more than any bee E F#m Abm F#m
to poison Apis mellifera A Bm C#m D
is to sting the food we eat E F#m Abm A

apple walnut strawberry E
lemon onion peach D
almond grape blueberry E
okra kale pumpkin D
avocado broccoli A
so come back bee B
we will .eat .organic-ally C#m A B

honey conjured for tea and mead E F#m Abm F#m
giving wax for candle beams E F#m Abm F#m
kissing stamens with pointy noses A Bm C#m D
buzzing pistals with crystal wings E F#m Abm A
to bee, or not to bee, C B sweet Melissa E F#m Abm F#m(echo goddess Melissa)

insecticides (do) sting E F#m Abm F#m
far more than any bee E F#m
to poison Apis mellifera A Bm C#m D
is to sting the things we need E F#m Abm A

coconut sesame E
kale cotton rose D
sunflower cocoa bean E
chile-pepper vanilla D
cactus clover daisy A
so come back bee B
we will .farm .organically c#m A B

to be, oh yes to be C B. sings sweet Melissa E F#m Abm F#m (echo goddess Melissa)
x2
stele/ c10

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Melissa Alman Brothers Band
By: Guga Fabbro

E F#m Abm F#m E F#m Abm F#m
Crossroads, seem to come and go, yeah. E F#m
The gypsy flies from coast to coast
Knowing many, loving none,A Bm C#m D
Bearing sorrow havin’ fun,E F#m Abm A
But back home he’ll always run to sweet melissa… mmm…C B E F#m Abm F#m

Freight train, each car looks the same, all the same.E F#m Abm F#m
And no one knows the gypsy’s name E F#m

No one hears his lonely sigh, A Bm C#m D E F#m Abm A
There are no blankets where he lies. C B E F#m Abm F#m
In all his deepest dreams the gypsy flies with sweet melissa… mmm…

Again the morning’s come,E
Again he’s on the run,D
Sunbeams shining through his hair,A

Appearing not to have a care.B
Well, pick up your gear and gypsy roll on, roll on.C#m A B

Crossroads, will you ever let him go? (lord, lord)E F#m Abm F#m
Will you hide the dead man’s ghost,E F#m

Or will he lie, beneath the clay,A Bm C#m D
Or will his spirit roll away?E F#m Abm A

But I know that he won’t stay without melissa.C B E F#m Abm F#m
Yes I know that he won’t stay without melissa.C B E F#m Abm F#m

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Consider donating a few dollars to support this song and to keep Stele writing other environmental songs. Your tips will help get this song properly recorded and performed by touring musicians who can get this song working for our biosphere.





Please pass this song around to friends and favorite musicians.

Musicians:: Arrange, record and remix a better version of this song. I may be able to share the copyright for your work.
Perform this song at your gigs to help our planet.
Fans:: Sponsor this song and get partial copyright — $44 can get you a copyright certificate showing your percentage of the copyright (the percentage varies depending on the song). By the way, $44 pays for a day of Stele’s life expenses including rent, food, guitar strings and other vitals). Plus, I will keep improving the song.
Artists:: Help us do a video for YouTube or do other multimedia goodies for the song.
Students:: Intern with Stele and help get this and other songs on the charts.

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9 comments to To Bee

  • cool. a song for bees; about bees. i also think it is good/nice to try to save species however isn't natural selection about species being able to weather all that is thrown at them including man? you might be better informed just trying to educate these dumb people who destroy forests and fishermen who deplete fish stocks… americans in new england, western europeans in the atlantic and mediteranian etc. people are mostly responsible for endangered species. a little education might go a long way to presserve them. personally i think there are just too many people in the world today and what is really needed is massive birth control and if that means fewer religions then that is ok. i mean religion and superstition are the same thing.

  • I sooo wayyy wanna write another song to help protect the bees. Queen of the Sun and Colony Collapse Disorder could be in the song.
    "Half of all the honey bees on the planet have died in recent years. A startling fact when you consider not only the impact that this has on the food chain and our food supply, but the even deeper metaphor that this represents for our culture. The disappearance of the bees has been named “Colony Collapse Disorder” and one well known bio-dynamic bee keeper featured in the new film by Taggart Siegel, Queen of the Sun, commented that actually the bees are showing us that this disorder is our own.
    More: Here's more http://www.care2.com/greenliving/the-collapse-of-

  • Hi Howard, Right on. We need more songs for the bees if you want to help me write one.

  • 10 Ways to Save the Bees
    1. Insecticides (one of the leading suspects):
    Last year, leaked documents exposed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) illegitimate approval of clothianidin, a highly-toxic pesticide that the regulatory agency knew was capable of killing off bees.
    Also, a new study out of Purdue University confirmed, once again, that clothianidin is killing off bees, but also that clothianidin’s toxicity is systemic throughout the entire food chain.

    Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-save-http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-save-

  • 10 Ways to Save the Bees http://www.care2.com/greenliving/10-ways-to-save-
    1. Stop using insecticides. 2. Avoid seeds coated with insecticides. 3. Read labels on garden compost. Some garden composts contain imidacloprid 4. Plant bee-friendly plants. 5. Create natural habitat gardens. 6. Become a beekeeper. 7. Buy local honey. 8. Make you own ‘wild bee’ house.

  • 3 Studies Link Common Pesticides to Bee Decline (Slideshow) … via Care2.com :
    Bees are worth about 1.8 billion pounds (about $2.9 billion) a year in the U.K., according to new research about the cost of hand-pollinating the many crops that bees do so for free. As Damian Carrington writes in the Guardian, hand-pollination is already a necessity in places like China’s pear orchards while in the U.S. bees are “routinely trucked around… to compensate for the loss of their wild cousins.” In the U.K., Carrington describes a virtual “bee-calypse”: “Half the UK’s honey bees kept in managed hives have gone, wild honey bees are close to extinction and solitary bees are declining in more than half the place they have been studied.” http://www.care2.com/causes/3-studies-link-common

  • If you are concerned about the decline in bees around the world and are planting a bee garden to provide pollen and nectar: stay away from fancy plants.
    A team from Leeds University studied 24 gardens over two years and discovered that affluent gardens have less bees visiting them than working class gardens.
    This came as a surprise to them because they expected the higher plant diversity in affluent gardens to attract more bees.
    Are bees turning up their noses at rich people’s gardens in solidarity with working class humans? Not really. Beekeeper Ian Wallace explains in a Sky News video. http://www.care2.com/causes/bees-prefer-working-c

  • Jeff & Paige bring science and nature to life through kid-delighting music and stories.
    http://www.jeffandpaige.org

    Their exciting fun-filled concerts and CDs are filled with love of the outdoors and ecology, bringing concepts like insect anatomy, energy conservation and plate tectonics to the whole family. If this sounds lofty for the kiddie set, then think again. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LzXaI5J8bDI

  • Pollinator Week was created by the nonprofit Pollinator Partnership and the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The week aims to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators, and the threats they face, from loss of habitat to negative effects from pesticides. There’s an amazing diversity of bee species, and more species are still being discovered and identified. http://www.treehugger.com/slideshows/endangered-s

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