Friday, April 12, 2019

Sympathy for the bees

I've never been stung by a bee, just wasps, many wasps, many times. I forgive them. Bees seems more peaceful and generally have a good, wholesome image. Focused, busy, industrious,  loyal and of course they make honey, eventually. So these bees that have newly moved into this nearby field are a bit like tiny, grazing flying farm animals though they will not produce meat, milk or wool. Nobody eats bees or wears their fur (?). I wonder how quickly they will settle down. Will they be disorientated, homesick or upset? Will they explore and come over to our garden(s) and try out the tulips and daffs that are popping open? Will they just invade the field, there before them like a great golden Asda that they can shoplift from at will, strip the shelves, lay waste, bring it all back home, gorge themselves and get fat with no adverse consequences? Get shouting drunk on nectar? Some days it must be good to be a bee.

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