Mean Bees Suck

May 26 | 2 Comments

You'd Be Angry, Too!It’s that time of year when Mother Nature unleashes her latest graduates from kindergarten flight school. FYI…the ones in high school graduate later this month.

That means we need to get out the insect spray to make our lives a bit more bearable. Let’s face it, it’s no fun hovering over a kitty snickers bar in the yard when you have to fight the flies off for control.

Worse yet is when I pick flowers in the fields for my mother and the bees chase me off. Yes I pick flowers for my mother.  By pick I mean dig up, and by fields I mean her garden.

No doubt because I ooze the sweetness of honey, bees come my way. That doesn’t mean I have to enjoy their company, and frankly I’d prefer they keep their lives a secret to the rest of us.

You know who else doesn’t enjoy bees? New Yorkers. Specifically gamers in NY. The Daily Mail has all the details.

Employees at a New York City game store were trapped inside their shop for several hours after thousands of bees swarmed outside.

Worried employees looked out the window of the Manhattan store while talking on the phone as the bees clustered on Saturday afternoon.

A sign in the window warned: ‘Look! … closed due to bee infestation.’

Most passers-by avoided the GameStop store near Union Square, one of the city’s busiest shopping areas. But one onlooker, Edward Albers, tried to help. Dressed in regular clothes, he first tried to scare the bees away with his camera flash, before wrangling several hundred of the bees into a box without getting stung.

Eventually, bee specialist Tony Planakis arrived in protective gear and used the scent of a queen bee to collect the rest of them.

Queen Bee.  Hmmm, who knew Elton John was in town?


2 Responses to “Mean Bees Suck”

  1. Todd on May 26th, 2009 3:13 pm

    Oh man, Bo, did you find that hambone at the top of your post at Man, what a bunch of weirdos, right?

    Still, I’m with ya. Can’t stand bees, drive me nuts (and I get kinda weird when I get nuts. Case in point — And now they’re trying to ruin my XBox time? That’s totally sacred! Jeez.

  2. Kismet and Roxie on June 1st, 2009 10:28 am

    yeah, i’m with ya on the bees. just hearing one (or even a fly) buzzing in the house sends me running!

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