A UK music retailer has begun a project to help the endangered Bee Gee population which has been steadily declining since it lost a third of its numbers back in 2003.
Record collector and renowned apiologist Dr. Danny Small has been working with HMV for the past 12 months, and explained the significance of the species as an important provider in the record chain.
"The once majestic Bee Gees were native to these shores back in the 1960's, but migrated to warmer climes during the following decade where they initially flourished. Since those days they've rarely been spotted on British soil, except for a few brief sightings in the late 80's, where individuals made solo outings."
But it seems something had begun to change.
"The acres of body hair they display, at one time thick and golden, seems to have diminished both in lustre and volume." admitted Dr. Small.
Characterized by a distinctive high-pitched tone, the unique noise emitted by Bee Gees swarming together has produced opposing reactions among those listening to recordings of it. To some, the sound is "a beautiful, angelic harmony", while others describe it as being "like the screeching of an irate car alarm trying to loosen your fillings"
The rooftop hive scheme is just one of a series of initiatives aimed at saving the remaining Bee Gees after the tragic turn of events of 2003, which saw an estimated 33% disappear literally overnight.
Dr. Small is understandably wistful when pondering the cause. "The word that springs to mind is 'tragedy," he muses. While some say the suddenness of events that fateful Saturday night meant a fever, rival theories suggest a virus introduced by a rogue female. Other experts disagree however, claiming that the scale of devastation during a single evening points to the cause being more than a woman."
HMV installs rooftop hives to help save dwindling Bee Gees
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