THETA 2017 Mascot - Buzzy Bee

The humble bee is an integral part of the world’s ecosystem – much as technology is a critical element in education.

THETA 2017’s conference mascot is the Buzzy Bee.

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The humble bee is an integral part of the world’s ecosystem – much as technology is a critical element in education.

If we look after our bees, then they will look after the pollination of our plants, providing healthy vegetation to feed our animals, and ultimately us.

Just as bees help our existence, technology helps education.  If our technology infrastructure is not stable, there is a corresponding detrimental impact on everything that depends on it.

“The humble bee earns big dollars for New Zealand.
The NZ National Beekeepers’ Association has estimated the economic value of honey bees at $5.1 billion per annum.
The impressive earnings are from pollination of exported seed, exported colonies of honey and queen bees and the production of honey, beeswax, pollen, propolis, and royal jelly.”

Source: Briefing on the Health of Bees. Report of the Primary Production Committee
https://www.parliament.nz/resource/en-nz/50DBSCH_SCR56864_1/02f9621efb9436bcf27cfeaa7bc1672a4d90293a


New Zealand’s much loved icon, Buzzy Bee

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‘Buzzy Bee representation is used under licence from Lion Rock Merchandising Limited www.buzzybeetv.com’