BEEKEEPING VOL. JUNE ED. 2013

Cover Art by Miro Denck

The beginning of the month can only mean one thing here at The Wild Honey Pie — it’s mixtape time! With the first edition of our Spotify mixtape series, Beekeeping, we featured mostly new music — 31 tracks from artists including Wet, Caveman, Young Galaxy, PoliçaWild Nothing, and Cayucas. This month, however, we’re doing something a bit different. In honor of National Pollinator Week, which takes place from June 17-23, we’ve created a Spotify playlist of bee-themed music — 32 songs that either have lyrics or song/album titles about bees or honey.

To keep with the bee theme, we’re teaming up with our absolute favorite brand, Burt’s Bees, and using this mixtape to drive awareness for sustaining and growing the endangered bee population. These magical fuzzy little creatures are responsible for one third of the tastiest and most nutritious foods. That’s where Wild For Bees comes in. Check back on June 17th because Burt’s Bees is sharing pollinated recipes from beekeeping chefs and giving away bee-friendly wildflower seed packs. In addition, we’re also offering up some pretty amazing Burt’s Bees prize packs (who doesn’t want more of their lip balm, seriously?). To snag one of those, simply comment on this post — we’ll select 10 winners randomly at the end of the month and ship them to you. Up your chances of winning by letting us know you get the more obscure references (Blind Melon, The Monkees, etc.).

That’s enough rambling!  Enjoy the bee tunes, and go eat some honey, honey.

COMMENT BELOW FOR A CHANCE AT FREE BURT’S BEES!

Spotify:

Youtube Playlist:

Tracklist:
  1. “Bees” – Tanlines
  2. “Daydream Believer” – The Monkees
  3. “Let’s Get Out of This Country” – Camera Obscura
  4. “Bees” – Caribou
  5. “Honey” – Mariah Carey
  6. “Bees” – Animal Collective
  7. “I Can’t Help Myself (Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch) – Four Tops
  8. “Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse” – Minus The Bear
  9. “Bees” – Ty Segall
  10. “Little Buzzing Bees” – Baobab
  11. “Honey Jars” – Bryan John Appleby
  12. “Queen Bee” – Devendra Banhart
  13. “Sodom, South Georgia” – Iron & Wine
  14. “The Tired Bees” – Snowblink
  15. “Willis” – Sea of Bees
  16. “Wild Honey” – The Beach Boys
  17. “The Nothing Part II” – Lady Lamb the Beekeeper
  18. “Bees” – Warpaint
  19. “Muzzle of Bees” – Wilco
  20. “No Rain” – Blind Melon
  21. “Blue Moon” – She Keeps Bees
  22. “Honey In The Sun” – Camera Obscura
  23. “It Ain’t Fair” – Annie and the Beekeepers
  24. “Honey Bee” – Mountain Man
  25. “Wild Honey” – Fruit Bats
  26. “Honey Honey” – Feist
  27. “Honeybee” – Connie Converse
  28. “Creep” – Radiohead
  29. “Honey” – Torres
  30. “Keep You” – Wild Belle
  31. “Fields Of Gold” – Sting
  32. “Respect” – Aretha Franklin
Fun facts about bees:
  • There are over 12,000 species of bees.
  • Bee have been making honey for over 150 million years.
  • Drones are male bees without a stinger.
  • One of the only natural enemies of bumblebees are skunks.
  • Honey bees’ wings beat 11,400 times per minute.
  • Bees cannot recognize the color red.

  • Eric Weiner

    Tyler! Email me? eric@thewildhoneypie.com

  • Tyler Croat

    I never received my prize. So very sad.

  • just like honey

    Yay! Thank you!!!!!

  • vchezzz

    Woohoo! Thank youuu!

  • Eric Weiner

    Hey Kaitlyn! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by Tuesday, July 2.

  • Eric Weiner

    Howdy! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by Tuesday, July 2.

  • Eric Weiner

    Hi! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by Tuesday, July 2.

  • Eric Weiner

    Hey! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by tomorrow!

  • Eric Weiner

    Hey! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by Tuesday, July 2.

  • vchezzz

    you guys, this is fantastic. way to show them loveee (esp. since bees are at risk for extinction).

  • Eric Weiner

    Hey! You’re one of the winners of our Burt’s Bees giveaway! Please email us using the contact form at the bottom of the site with your address by Tuesday, July 2.

  • Tyler Croat

    Burts Bees on my eyelids when I’m falling asleep in class. Works every time.

  • Jessica Ansafone

    Woooo! I can reply now. Niceeee mixtape! Complete with THE notorious track from Pablo Honey. we <3 beeeeezzzzz. buzzzzbuzzzzbuzzzzzzzzzzzzz. and honey. :D

  • Sarah

    Love the mix of old and new. Who knew there were so many bee related songs!

  • Kathy Kelley

    I never use anything else but your products, they are the best and they are all natural. Way to go Burt’s
    Bee’s.

  • cloudyblue

    Oh, I know. I was just making an *additional* observation. Pass the cigar? :-)

  • Eric Weiner

    Close, but no cigar! Look up the name of the album!

  • cloudyblue

    this playlist is the bees knees!
    also… the lyrics of daydreamer believer all rhyme with “bee”… even the Monkees rhymes with bees. just sayin…
    “Beads?”
    “Bees! Bzzzz!”

  • Czah

    #19 <3

  • JC

    Yay! thx a lot!

  • Kaitlyn

    Love the variety of this mixtape! Very cool. You should check out “Beekeeper” by Aoife O’Donovan. It’s the iTunes free download this week. Not sure how I feel about the song just yet, but it goes with your theme! https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/beekeeper-single/id653068295

  • Jaja

    Yes! Was just going to suggest this.

  • Chris

    33. Bloodbbuzz Ohio by the National…now it’s perfect

  • JC

    Great! Thanks :)

  • Eric Weiner

    Thank you so much!!!

  • Eric Weiner

    Ding, ding, ding! That’s correct!

  • Eric Weiner

    We’ll make sure to have an option for you next month! :)

  • just like honey

    What an unbeelievably great playlist! “Respect” by Aretha Franklin made me think of “Akeelah and the Bee'”. Just like how “Let’s get out of this country” by Camera Obscura fit into this mix, I think “Real around the fountain” by the Smiths could have been a great addition too hahaha :) This mixtape is the bee’s knees.

  • JenB

    Buy local honey, help save the bees! Love Lady Lamb The Beekeeper, one of my favorite new artists! Radiohead Creep from the Pablo Honey album?

  • JC

    Oh! Okay, I see. Hmmm,…
    You have any other idea?

  • Eric Weiner

    We can’t legally do that. :/

  • JC

    Yes, it would be great!
    What about soundcloud?

    Here in germany we like soundcloud more than spotify.
    greetz! JC

  • Eric Weiner

    Would you like if we also put it up on other services? Which ones?

  • JC

    :(

  • Eric Weiner

    Spotify only for now, I’m sorry!

  • JC

    how can i listen to it? only spotify? (dont like / dont habe spotify)

  • JC

    Blind Melon! <3!

  • Eric Weiner

    Saving them for a future mixtape! :)

  • Beesknees

    And how is there nothing by The Bird And The Bee?

  • Beesknees

    ‘Honey Bee – Zee Avi’ should be on there!

  • The Bear

    **always in my pocket. Even when asleeeep! And Blind Melon? Never forget bee girl from the video. Tap it out.

  • RED PANDA

    I would love a prize pack, I always have a stick of Burt’s in my pocket at all times unless I am asleep. Seriously!

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