|Can't you see I'm hard at work with these flowers?|
I know it's dangerous being an outdoor kitty, so I am very worried about her. There are so many things that can happen and I just hate thinking through all the scenarios...
In other news, we did have a little mischief here last week with some honey bees. You see, we have had this beehive on our property for a very long time. At least 5+ years. Their hive is underneath a building behind some rose bushes. The bees have always been fine and never caused any trouble. That is until this summer.
They started to sting people for no reason, which is a sign that they were hybridizing into the Africanized honey bees, also known as "killer bees". It's possible for normal and friendly honey bees to breed with the Africanized bees and start to change over time. This is what I suspect happened to them.
My dad was mowing the field one day on the tractor and the bees got pretty angry about it. Thousands of bees swarmed and were very angry. He eventually locked himself in the barn and wasn't hurt. Since people stop to buy plants at the nursery, the bees attacked those people who got out of their cars too.
|This is our tractor. That's baby Violet and her Grandpa.|
A beekeeper came the next day to take the hive. The beekeeper is returning tomorrow because there's rumor that maybe he didn't take the queen with him. I like bees, but I worry too much about that hive with my kids and dog.
Hopefully the bees didn't have anything to do with Honey's disappearance, but I am thinking that scenario is unlikely. So please keep her in your thoughts, and I'll try to keep you posted. I am very worried!
If anyone else has any good bee stories, please share!