Oct 5th. 2013

Smells like smog


I was late leaving the house for work yesterday — not too late I would be late for work. But late enough to hit the London car and bus commuters (I’m a cyclist). There is a 30 minute slot to aim for before the roads clog up with these heavy polluters. This isn’t a rant about my health but that of the bees.

If you think its bad enough smelling that soot when on the pavement or when your sat on your bike behind a bus what are these smells doing to the noses of bees?

I came across a BBC article this morning and rather than summarising it I think you might find it an interesting read.

It’s a tough city for the urban bees.

Ben Gibbs, Designer, Wolff Olins