Day 5: The Bees can bring light too!
Shmita was designed to allow the land to rest and to be more productive after it’s down time. Today our agriculture relies heavily on bees, an insect which is dying in terrifying numbers, the loss of which will radically alter our food choices (nearly a third of our food would become unavailable - http://www.businessinsider.com/the-world-without-honeybees-2013-6?op=1&IR=T). In honour of the bees and to remember their plight this chanukah why not make bees wax candles tonight - all you need is sheets of bees wax and wicks, and an ability to roll one within the other. These instructions should help: http://candleandsoap.about.com/od/projectsforbeginners/ss/ssrolledbw1.htm