This is pretty serious stuff. Bayer might be about to overturn the EC’s decision to ban the pesticides implicated in killing off the bees! If they win this case, it could be truly disastrous for both the bees and our own future. Please share, and please see the SumOfUs link (no affiliation) to make a donation to help the campaign to save the bees.

Early in 2013, the European Food Safety Authority stated that three specific neonicotinoid insecticides (imidacloprid, clothianidin, and thiamethoxam) pose an acute risk to honeybees, and the European Commission proposed a two-year ban on them.

This is due to go into effect on Dec 1st – and the ban was introduced because of mounting scientific evidence that these insecticides, produced by Syngenta and Bayer, have been the agents responsible for Colony Collapse Disorder – a major problem threatening both the bees and the safety of our own food supply!

However in a horrifying twist, and despite huge public opposition, Syngenta and Bayer are now suing the European Commission over their “right” to continue to produce the pesticides which have been implicated in the massive die-off of millions of bees. Yes, their “right”. Because as we know, corporations’ sole agenda is to make money. They cannot let a trivial thing like nature get in their way.

These insecticides continue to be produced and used on a vast scale in the USA and in other countries and are huge moneymakers for the chemical corporations…


This threw up a few red flags when some of the links led to wiki pages but I looked up the lawsuit and it seems to be legit. Bayer is trying to lift the ban on pesticides that have been linked to the death of millions of bees in Europe. This is, unquestionably, terrible enough on its own, because bees are amazing little insects and deserve all our love, but if all the bees in the world go extinct, human life as we know it will change drastically. Produce will virtually cease to exist. That is a big freaking deal.

In addition to the donation page listed above, SumOfUs also has a petition going around that is still in need of signatures to help stop this. And it needs to be stopped. We cannot risk losing any more bees.

Bees get a pretty bad rap, but honestly? The scary, stingy things you’re afraid of? Most likely wasps. Bees, particularly honeybees and bumblebees, are just these fluffy little cuddle balls that fly around and pollinate stuff. They won’t sting you unless you’re a direct threat to them, because if they sting you, they’ll die. Don’t be scared of bees. Be scared for bees.

I’ve done as much looking around as I can because I know Tumblr is a cesspool of misinformation, and this looks as legit as it gets. Please tell people, sign the petition, and donate if you can.

And in the meantime, if you’re a gardner, please try to encourage bees to come to your garden. You can use the tips listed here. There’s also some information about different kinds of bees you might run into, in case you’d like to learn more about bees and why they’re wonderful.

Thanks for reading, guys. Please share this.


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Martin Bauendahl

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Kevin Kunstadt


"tiny dino lost in the woods" coming very soon


INPRNT is offering $10 international shipping until November 10th! If you’re outside of the US this is a great time to buy prints (their international shipping is usually $40 at least). I updated my shop with new print sizes just for the occasion, check them out HERE!


Screen Print
Edition of 50
Signed & Numbered

More info HERE

Sales are being handled by rivetgallery for this print

I’ll also be doing a lecture Nov 15th at Rivet. More info HERE.
I will be giving away a free print to all those that attend. No shit…


Edmund Dulac's picture-book for the French Red Cross'. Published 1916  the Daily Telegraph by Hodder and Stoughton, London.

See the complete book here.


'Real Virtuality,' Sculptures by Moto Waganari 


Mario’s Horrible Secret


Mojo Wang - People Mountain, People Se


Cinderella Skeleton illustrated by David Catrow 


Illustration by Curtiss Sprague, 1931

from Skags, the Milk Horse


Ryan Heshka

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Now Arriving: Mass Effect Character Hoodies

From a simple idea back in May to now reality, the Mass Effect characters hoodies are now available for pre-sale ($68) at the Bioware Store. Pre-order yours now and save $10 off.

Items are expected to ship the week of November 18.

Thanks for geekpinata for keeping us updated on the release date.