the bees knees...
For weeks now, there have been bands of bees drinking from our fountain. Look at them over there. That's just one little snippet of them. Can you have a "snippet" of bees?
From whence they come I do not know. I watch them fly away out of my backyard, each one takes the exact same path, and then comes back again. ALL. DAY. LONG.
In my infinite guessing wisdom, I've decided they must be building a hive somewhere and this obviously requires copious amounts of water. I have never built a beehive so I don't know for sure, but when Andrew Henry was building this house, he required lots of water so it's a logical conclusion no? It's also very hot in Phoenix, so there's that.
There are always, at the very least, 30-40 bees swarming and drinking and flying to and fro, every single day. My dog, Jake, goes out and drinks from this fountain daily. Yes, he has fresh clean water inside, but he prefers the fountain. I do not understand all of the things of the dog. The bees don't mind sharing with him and he doesn't seem bothererd with them either.
We're kind of obsessed with it. We just stand here watching them in awe. Bees are good and we feel our little fountain is helping our bee population somehow. We need bees. Bees are the bees knees. Bees give us honey and flowers and Burt's Bees give us great lip balm, wait, that's not right....
"Bees work for man, and yet they never bruise Their Master's flower, but leave it having done, As fair as ever and as fit to use; So both the flower doth stay and honey run. " - George Herbert
Here's my question - what's you favorite way to eat honey?