Friday, April 23, 2010

Hive Mind

My bees have arrived, and already I am fascinated.

I think I forgot to mention that I am going to be host to a bee hive, here in my backyard. A friend and colleague who began beekeeping last year, with one hive in her own yard, has expanded her operation this season, generously providing all the necessary input in return for a 2x2 foot space in my yard and around a dozen others in the metro.

So, I've got a stack of bees going on now.

In addition to the pleasure of knowing that I am in some small part helping to fuel a friend's fire, and more importantly to assist in efforts to restore and revitalize the bee population both locally and globally, I now have a ready-and-willing colony of pollinators to help get things growing, as well as a new past-time.

Bees are a strange and beautiful culture, one from which we might learn much about our own peculiar ways, and I look forward to sharing some of that here in the months to come. For now it's just cool to watch them.

Stay sweet, and sticky,

1 comment:

conniewonnie13 said...

i absolutely LOVE that the last bit of punctuation in this wonderful post is a comma.