BBC Breakfast is currently reporting on fears that the British bumble bee could be extinct within the next ten years. A little odd, I couldn’t help thinking, that they consider this to be important news for today given that the corporation’s own website reported on the same in February.
Everywhere you look these days, it seems to be all about the bees. Particularly, indeed,the latest series of Doctor Who, which in its own subtle way has crowbarred in a few references to the bees disappearing this year. So either the BBC suddenly realised it hadn’t covered the bee story enough on tv back in February and has decided to rectify this, or else it’s a sly piece of subliminal publicity.
Personally, that sounds a bit clever so we’ll put it down to a coincidence.
Shocking, isn’t it, to think that future generations may not be able to fully appreciate this shocking tale.