The ‘Grand Beedapest Hotel’ – an amazing place for bees

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The bee population is up against a lot these days, including pesticides, parasites, and deforestation. With a hive of mounting troubles, the noble insect needs a place to blow off some steam. To that end, tea company Taylors of Harrogate built an elaborate hotel, which serves as a place for bees to relax, and a way to raise awareness of their many plights. The English company modeled the miniature after Wes Anderson’s titular Grand Budapest Hotel.

The Grand Beedapest Hotel has rooms dedicated to different flavored teas, and the company gives credit where credit is due, noting that there would be no tea without the buzzy brood. There’s the “Lemongrass and Ginger Bar,” the “Rose Lemonade Restaurant” and the “Sour Cherry Bedroom.” Each vibrant space matches the flavor to a paint that, according to scientific research, helps to attract the bees.

“Bees are so important in helping to provide great flavor, but less attention has been paid to show how urban areas can be made more pollinator-friendly,’ said Kate Halloran of Taylors of Harrogate in a press release. “The aim of the bee hotel is to not only educate and entertain, but to also inspire action, from the peppermint leaf gym for a complete wing work out, through to the luxury sweet rhubarb suite with its decadent rhubarb sugar water bath and UV disco, their every need will be taken care of.”

It isn’t just for looks, though. The luxurious hotel has all the bells and whistles of a five-star hotel. Inside, bees can find bedrooms, a gym, a pool, and even a dance floor. Each has a bee-friendly spin, making them very inviting to the fuzzy yellow insects. For example, the rose lemonade restaurant serves pollen, while the peppermint leaf gym and spa has sugar water. The furniture is made from balsa wood and the bedrooms have hollow tubes for the bees to nest in. Best of all, there is some pretty great artwork on the walls. We spotted Magritte’s The Son of Man, Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and a portrait of Beyoncé in the Sweet Rhubarb Queen Bee Suite.

source: mentalfloss

Insects in English. Which one is which? Can you make pairs?

1. ant

a. a flying insect with a small body and large, often colorful wings

2. butterfly

b. a small, red beetle that is round and has black spots

3. wasp

c. a very small insect that lives under the ground in large and well-organized social groups

4. ladybird

d. a small flying insect that bites the skin of people and animals and sucks their blood

5. mosquito

e. a large, green insect that holds its front legs in a way that makes it look as if it is praying

6. praying mantis

f. scary yellow and black stripy insect that flies around stinging people

 

Key

1. c.

2. a.

3. f.

4. b.

5. d.

6. e.

Vocabulary

bee

méh

to be up against

nehézségekkel, problémákkal néz szembe

pesticide

rovarirtó

parasite

élősködő

deforestation

erdőirtás

hive

kaptár

mounting troubles

tornyosuló problémák

noble

nemes

insect

rovar

to blow off some steam

kiereszteni a gőzt

to that end

ezért, ebből a célból

elaborate

gondosan kidolgozott, részletekben gazdag

to raise awareness

felhívni a figyelmet valamire, tudatosítani

plight

baj, probléma

titular

névadó, amiről a nevét kapta

to be dedicated to

szentelve valaminek

flavored

ízű

to give credit where credit is due

megadni a dicséretet, ami kijár

 to note

megjegyezni

buzzy

zümmögő

brood

sereg, csapat

lemongrass

citromfű

ginger

gyömbér

sour cherry

meggy

vibrant

vibráló, élénk

to attract

vonzani

urban

városi

pollinator

beporzó

press release

sajtóközlemény

peppermint

menta

leaf

levél

work out

edzés

rhubarb

rebarbara

decadent

luxus

It isn't just for looks.

nem csak a külcsín van meg

bells and whistles

mindenféle jó, minden földi jó

spin

csavar

fuzzy

bolyhos

hollow

üreges

to nest

fészkelni

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