Sunday, October 16, 2011
I recently read somewhere that at the end of summer, the drone bees are unceremoniously kicked out of the hive and left to die off over the winter. Although I understand that there has to be enough honey to go around for the central players in the hive, somehow this seems really mean!
Needless to say, when I was out picking a bunch of flowers and I saw this guy just trying to grab a bite to eat, I decided that I really didn't need a bunch of flowers inside - and that this guy could have all of the nectar that he wants. Maybe if he gathers enough of it, they'll let him back in the hive for the winter?
Nah. But at least he can get in a few good meals until the snows start to fall.