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The Wright Brothers

In 1903, the Wright Brothers did something that no other human had ever done before. They flew in the air using a heavier- than- air craft. To put it in simpler terms, they flew the first airplane! On December 17, 1903, Orville Wright flew 120 feet staying in the air for about 12 seconds. Wilber had tried flying their machine three days prior, but he could not get control of the machine and crashed the machine shortly after take off.  They then had to repair the machine and three days later Orville made history. The brothers took turns flying it after that first successful flight and they both took two turns that day. The final flight of the day, Wilber flew 852 feet and was in the air for 59 seconds. The picture of the first flight was captured by an employee of the U.S. Life-Saving Service, who was there in case their flight went horribly wrong. These two brothers were pioneers in the field of flight. At Beehive Bow Ties, we are three brothers who are working together to make high- quality bow ties. We hope that we can make a difference just like the Wright Brothers did on that cold and windy December morning.

Bees Are Awesome!

There are 20,000 different species of bees in the world. 4,000 of those species are native to the United States. There are more species of bees than there are mammals and birds combined! With all of these different species, there are some very cool looking bees. Let’s look at them!

This is an Amegilla cingulata, or simply a blue- banded bee. These bees are native to Australia, but have also been found in East Africa.

This is the Euglossine bee. They are better known as orchid bees. They can be found anywhere from Mexico to Brazil in the rainforests.

This is the Xylocopa India Yellow Bee. This bee is part of the carpenter bee family and as you could probably tell by its name it can be found in India.

Like the bee previous to this one, this bee is in the carpenter bee family. But this bee is a Xylocopa caerulea, or simply a blue carpenter bee. This species can be found in Southeast Asia, India, and Southern China.

This species is a Chrysura refulgens. There is no common name for this species. It can be found in Europe and North Africa. It is a cuckoo wasp. It goes into other bees hives and lays its eggs in their hive and then the other bees raise the offspring.

This is an Apis mellifera or the European honey bee. It is native to Europe, but can also be found in the Middle East and Africa.

Lastly, this is the Bombus affinis, or the Rusty- patched bumblebee. It is one of the bees that is native to the United States. It is in danger though. The number of bees of this species has dropped by 87% over the last decade.

 

Bees are very important to the survival of humans, and making sure that these amazing pollinators stay alive should be everyone’s goal.

VOTE!

Today is the first Tuesday in November! It is Election Day! This year’s election is projected to have the largest voter turnout in the history of the United States. Nearly 100 million people have voted early, which accounts for about 72% of the total votes in the 2016 election. Hawaii, Texas, Montana, and Washington have all already surpassed their total voter turnout from 2016. President Trump has been holding rallies all over the United States over the past week trying to get as much momentum as possible before today. Former Vice President Joe Biden has not made quite as many appearances as President Trump this week, but has been holding rallies in some of the so- called battleground states.

No matter who you will be voting for this year, voting is one of your rights as a citizen of the United States. It is also one of your civic duties as a citizen. Everyone who is eligible to vote should vote. People complain for four years about who is president, but do not vote, go and vote and make sure that you do your part to make sure that the democracy that we have runs properly. This country is in a period of unrest. From disease to racial injustice, this country has been to hell and back this year. Now we have this election, which has caused even more unrest amongst citizens. Businesses have boarded up their windows to try and prevent rioters from breaking their windows if the election goes unfavorably one way or the other. 

We need to be showing respect and love to one another. Today is our day to express our support of a party or candidate. We are all American’s, which will always make us “One nation under God!” Get out and vote, accept the result, and be an honorable American. God bless!

Quinton Byfield is a Bow Tie Guy!

With the chaos of the coronavirus right now we have missed somethings. From live sports games to concerts, things that we used to take for granted are now taken away. The NHL draft was back on October 6th. I am a big hockey fan, and I did not even realize that the draft had happened. But I learned that one player that was drafted has a special thing about him that everyone at Beehive Bow Ties loves, he loves bow ties! Quinton Byfield was drafted second in the draft by the Los Angeles Kings. He is now the highest drafted black man in the NHL history. A trailblazer that loves bow ties!

Since being drafted, Quinton Byfield has been welcomed to Los Angeles by some of the greats that live there. Magic Johnson sent out a tweet congratulating Byfield on being drafted by the Kings and being the highest drafted black man. Snoop Dogg welcomed Byfield with a video on Twitter. In the video Snoop welcomed Byfield to Los Angeles and called him “QB”. Byfield said that most people just called him “Q”, but if Snoop wanted to change that, then he was all for it. Byfield said that he could not even believe that these greats even knew who he was let alone send out congrats on social media.

Byfield said that he first started wearing bow ties because he did not like how neck ties felt on his neck. But after wearing a bow tie, he enjoyed standing out and being different. When he was drafted to the Ontario Hockey League two years ago he wore a bow tie, then when he won rookie of the year that same year, he wore a bow tie, so it was only natural that he would wear a bow tie on draft day for the NHL. He wore a double-breasted white jacket with dark pants and a blue bow tie. His now teammate, Los Angeles Kings captain Anze Kopitar, told the Kings GM that now that they drafted Byfield, he was going to have to step up his game day style. We will be watching Byfield this year and hope that he gets his chance to make his mark on the NHL this upcoming season. Good luck Quinton!

 

 

In October We Wear Pink!

As everyone knows, October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. We know that we are kind of late to the game, but October is not over. We have beautiful bow ties that have pink in them. We have three different bow ties that have pink in their color scheme.

The Francis is a lovely paisley bow tie that has pink and yellow as the color scheme. Then there is the Stephen, which is the same color scheme, but the pattern is a striped bow tie. The final option that we offer is different than the first two when it comes to the color scheme.

The Isaac is a striped bow tie, but it is not like the Stephen. The Stephen just has the same size, broad striped, yellow, pink, yellow, pink pattern. The Isaac on the other hand features a color scheme of navy blue, pink, yellow, and white. Also, the striped pattern is quite different than the Stephen. The pattern is a thick navy-blue stripe, then a thinner pink stripe, then a very thin white stripe back to the pink stipe and then the navy stripe again, and finally a thin yellow stripe to finish off the pattern. The Isaac is a little less in your face than the Francis or the Stephen, but that is only because the yellow and pink featured in the Francis and the Stephen are both very vibrant colors. The Isaac has that dark navy-blue color that balances out the vibrancy of the pink and yellow that are also on the bow tie.

At Beehive Bow Ties we want to send our thoughts and prayers out to any family or individual that is fighting any form of breast cancer. Even though everything seems to be chaos right now and nothing seems like it will get better, there are people thinking about you and your loved ones. We hope that one day we will not need awareness months anymore because doctors have found a cure.

Stay safe and well!