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For Honey Bee Awareness Day, Music Video Asks, “Where My Bees At?”

DiscoblogBy Allison BondAug 28, 2009 7:06 PM

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It's no secret that something mysterious is going on with the honey bees around the globe. Still, who would've thought to rap about it? From the Huffington Post:

In preparation for the first-ever National Honey Bee Awareness Day that took place on Aug. 22, big bee backer Häagen-Dazs used the creative efforts of five brothers from Los Altos, Calif. to make a short video raising awareness. Max Lanman, a 21-year-old senior at Yale majoring in film studies (and the third-oldest Lanman brother), directed, edited and photographed the result of the request, a viral video entitled "Do the Honey Bee."

In the video, people dressed as bees shimmy and shake, mimicking the ways bees "dance" to communicate with each other. The lyrics extol bees' agricultural importance, and the beat's pretty catchy, too. But don't take our word for it—check out the video. You just may want to "shake your stinger, bend your knees / Get down real low, and do the honey bee."

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Image: flickr / david.nikonvscanon

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