My Neighbor Has Hives

bee-8193778I was up on the roof, trying to fix a leak
It came out of nowhere and stung me on the cheek

The malicious little bastards were in a frenzy next door
I locked myself in the house, swollen and sore!

Honey Bees!—with their devious and hedonistic way
Out drinking and dancing every day!
In the Garden, God clearly erred,
when he made the decision not to turn them away

The neighbor called to apologize for the pain and the fright
Said he had accidentally killed their queen in the middle of the night

Hmph! “Love thy neighbor.” That is such a tall order
Much easier to build a wall along the border

With those prison stripes and stingers, we know they are up to no good
No one will be safe until they are out of our neighborhood

Meanwhile, I am marooned in my house! I am no longer FREE!
And all I have to eat are some apples from my tree.

The Buzz on Basket Weaving

Shot this through my living room window yesterday morning.

Paper Wasp-Coincidentally, I learned while watching Antique Roadshow last night that in many cultures this wasp is a symbol of “new beginnings.” I was down with the flu all of last week, so I am ready for a new beginning!

Save The Bees!

As a contribution toward the survival of our pollinating bees, I’ve created a line of “bee wear” and wares on my Zazzle site. My hope is to raise awareness of the dwindling bee population and provide concerned organizations and individuals some attractive “Save The Bees” products (T-shirts, bags, calendars, etc.) to offer on their own websites, and through the Zazzle affiliate program, generate income to support their bee-related activities.

The above is a slide show of the images in my Save The Bees 2014 calendar at low resolution. If you want to see the actual calendar in full resolution, click here and use the magnifier.
“Zazzle pays a 15% referral payment plus up to an additional 17% volume bonus for each sale that you refer to Zazzle from your blog, e-mail, or even via offline marketing.”

Bee friendly bumper sticker

It’s a honey of a deal—the referring link is not product specific—it doesn’t matter what the visitor eventually buys from Zazzle, the affiliate’s link still earns the commission. Full details can be found here:

If you know any organizations or individuals who might be interested, put a bee in their ear.

If you have any questions, you can contact me through this website. Thanks!