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Monday, February 04, 2008

There's a bee in the house tonight

There's a bee in the house tonight and I feel both sad and hopeful.

I'm sad because she will die. She has been throwing herself up against a ceiling light and she will wear herself out and die. Even if I were to try to rescue her, she's probably a lost cause.

I have no idea how she got in. The glass doors are closed between the sunporch and the house so coming in through some secret opening in the sunporch windows isn't how she got here. Probably she came in on the back of one of the dogs.

I'm hopeful because her presence to me means that spring is really just around the corner. In bee season, I have a bee or two in the house almost every night. With my hives just feet from the door to my house, it is hard to prevent the arrival of a bee in the house. The inside bees don't sting - they are much too frantically trying to kill themselves on the lights.

Note: The bee book I am reading for February is Robbing the Bees by Holley Bishop. My sweet daughter gave it to me for my birthday and I am enjoying reading this "biography of honey."


  1. Anonymous10:23 PM

    Hi Linda,
    I got Sue Hubell's A Book of Bees per your recommendation. I'm going on vacation next week and am saving it for beach reading. It looks good. I can't wait!

  2. Linda,
    I have read Ms. Bishop's book. It was good! I think you'll enjoy it. I expect to see a post about a trip to Mississippi soon after you read it...


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