Mr. Podunk has taken on the new hobby of Bee Keeping. This is our second year of having hives on the property. My suggested spot of putting them on the backside of the property was frowned upon, so these Buzzing Boxes are in the backyard. Every couple of weeks or so he opens up the hives for an Wellness inspection. My thought is that these little guys have been around for thousands of years and didn't need a wellness checkup to survive, why start now? They seem to have the survival thing down pat with that pointy little stinger.
He keeps telling me I need to get closer to get a better picture of the bees. I'm about 20 ft from him, that's too close for me. How do I let him talk me into this?!
It was at about this point that he angered the bees and they started buzzing around ME. I'm not wearing a bee suit! Luckily I wasn't stung, but Mr. Podunk wasn't so lucky, stung once in the hand. Notice he's not wearing gloves. Brave or crazy? Some people need excitement in their life, this kind I can live without.
I'll stick to the insects that are a little more passive.
The bees were given a clean bill of health, but Doctor Podunk reminds me that a few LIVE CHICKENS on the property would help to keep harmful bugs away from the bee hives. This is how it starts, first it's bees, then chickens...whats next goats? Before you know it I'll be living Green Acres. For those of you who don't remember Green Acres below is the intro for the popular old sitcom.
~ Lea Anne ~
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