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Which of the following slogan/theme do you like the best?

No Bees - No Food....No Me - No You!
5 (12.2%)
Sustainable Agriculture starts with Honey Bees
15 (36.6%)
Saving the Earth, One Flower at a Time
10 (24.4%)
Beekeeping: A hobby with a sweet taste.
7 (17.1%)
Save the Honey Bee - Become a Beekeeper
4 (9.8%)

Total Members Voted: 41

Voting closed: January 24, 2011, 03:47:30 PM

Author Topic: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011  (Read 4450 times)

Offline AllenF

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #20 on: January 12, 2011, 06:34:40 PM »
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #21 on: January 12, 2011, 07:33:05 PM »

 I don't believe I am saving the earth by keeping and rescuing bees.  I do those things though as well as growing a lot of my own vegetables, heavily recycling, planting native saplings, making and setting up dozens of blue bird houses over 30 acres and even regularly picking up trash out of the creek that runs through my back yard, etc.  The earth will be here until the sun swallows it in a billion years or so.  We're not going to save it.  Whether or not we will be around when that happens has yet to be seen.  
We aren't going to save the Earth in the geological sense, you are right.  But whether we are here for much longer depends very much on exactly the sorts of conserving actions you are taking.  Thanks for what you are doing .  Don't underestimate the importance of what you and many like you are doing every day.

What's wrong with hippie slogans?   :-D    Ok, maybe they were not very effective, but at least they didn't wantonly destroy the environment for short term profit, like so many of the supposedly serious business people do.

Bjorn, I have a suggestion for you.  Since "saving the Earth" is a bit over the top for some folks, what about the following, which combines ideas from the top two choices in your survey.
"Building a sustainable future, one flower at a time."

This takes the general idea that would interest non-beeks and brings it down to the specific bee related formula.  Also, I think it impossible to hear this slogan without visualizing bees moving from flower to flower, a very positive image to associate with your function.
« Last Edit: January 12, 2011, 08:02:08 PM by FRAMEshift »
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #22 on: January 12, 2011, 09:19:36 PM »
Frameshift,

I like it!  :)

Thank you.

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #23 on: January 12, 2011, 10:19:07 PM »
You're very welcome.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #24 on: January 13, 2011, 08:36:31 AM »
Frameshift, great idea, I like it!  Not that I'm the most important one to please but that one works the best in my view.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #25 on: January 13, 2011, 09:19:50 AM »
Sexuality?????

At 65, what th' heck is that?
Have you considered at your age, you may be doing something wrong iddee?  :-D

I vote for FRAMEshifts suggestion: Building a Sustainable Future One Flower At a Time.

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #26 on: January 13, 2011, 09:28:42 AM »
According to some folks, I'm still looking to do something right. They say it hasn't happened yet.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2011, 08:45:04 AM »
Just bumping this so others can see the poll and get a chance to vote.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #28 on: January 15, 2011, 03:31:08 PM »
According to some folks, I'm still looking to do something right. They say it hasn't happened yet.

I'm in the same boat.
But you know what they say - "Practice makes Perfect".
I do like to practice.

That latest slogan is getting real close. I'm trying to think of one, but it's beginning to hurt.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #29 on: January 15, 2011, 07:48:45 PM »
How about a little modification of the 1st one.
                  
                      No Bees

                                 No Food

                  No You or Me

                               All Unglued



I couldn't get my clip-art to post so this is it.


This one isn't really original but:

             Ask not what Honeybees do for you,

             Ask what you can do for the Honeybees.


Hmmm...I think maybe I'll print up some shirts with this one and see how they sell at my booth this season.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2011, 08:32:04 AM »
WPG,
Although I think the second one is a slogan most can relate too, we need something that can go on a 3 x 9 bumper sticker with two lines of lettering. So this one may be too long. I do like it for a t-shirt idea.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2011, 12:51:56 PM »
Dare To Make a Positive Difference In Our World, Become a Bee Keeper Today!

Or

Improve Your Carbon Footprint, Take Up Bee Keeping Today!

What y'all think?


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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2011, 01:37:49 PM »
Bees=flowers=food
=America's future
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #33 on: January 16, 2011, 01:39:24 PM »
Save the shrimp...kill a whale today!

Oh wait...this is about bees.

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #34 on: January 16, 2011, 02:20:00 PM »
 :-D

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #35 on: January 16, 2011, 07:25:39 PM »
Dare To Make a Positive Difference In Our World, Become a Bee Keeper Today!
Or
Improve Your Carbon Footprint, Take Up Bee Keeping Today!
What y'all think?
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The first would need to be shortened.

Like....

Make a Positive Difference,
Take up Beekeeping Today!

The second....I personally don't like any use, reference, or suggestion about "carbon footprints".
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #36 on: January 16, 2011, 07:27:48 PM »
Maybe "bee footprints"?

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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #37 on: January 16, 2011, 07:49:06 PM »
I guess mine was so bad it didn't even deserve an answer...... Or BJ's mad at me?????
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #38 on: January 16, 2011, 08:51:19 PM »
I guess mine was so bad it didn't even deserve an answer...... Or BJ's mad at me?????

It's not every day that someone requests my input....  :lau:

Never mad at you.  ;)

I do have a habit of glancing at the past few posts, and sometimes miss a few along the way.
I think there are many good slogans. Just some are better than others.
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Re: National Honey Bee Day Theme for 2011
« Reply #39 on: January 16, 2011, 08:54:13 PM »
I'm not crazy about any of the choices listed - sorry.  but I did see a posting by Scott that read

"Saving the environment - one bee at a time"  I think that would be a great saying\theme.
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