Legends from our own lunchtimes

Monday, February 01, 2010

Bee Careful

We had rain last night, the first for the year.  As rain comes round here it wasn't a large amount, 25 mm or so, but with driving wind and in short, sharp ferocious squalls.   

It hadn't occurred to me that it's been so long since it's rained that none of the bees would have seen it before, and while there doesn't appear to be too much activity round the hive, there are plenty of signs that the colony has been decimated by the size of the rain drops.

About now I'm hoping we're over the "rich and powerful metaphor" period of our lives!



Joan Elizabeth said...

The bees look like they have drowned in honey. What you are only getting your first rain for the year! It's supposed to be your wet season ... we must have stolen it coz it's been positively dripping here for weeks.

bitingmidge said...

Poor things, I don't know if they just flew down into the water, or whether they were hovering there and bombarded by rain drops. Whatever the cause, the condition was terminal!

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