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Now that was a strange feeling

Now that the sun has set, the bees are quiet in their hives, and it seemed like a good time to top up the syrup supply for hive "Elizabeth". Looking out the bathroom window I could see that there were no bees flying in and out or hovering about the entrance to the hive, so I didn't bother with the bee veil.

I removed the feeder from the hive, and there were a few bees on the feeder, but not much activity. Filled the reservoir, and re-installed the feeder. So far, all is going very well.

So, I decided to check on the middle hive, "Susan", because there hadn't been much syrup consumed and I wanted to be sure it was flowing properly. Well, many more bees emerged this time, some buzzing my head, but on the whole I was keeping my cool.

Until a bee flew up my nose.

I had never had that experience before, the bee was still buzzing inside my nose. Should I try to crush it before I was stung in the nose? Instead, I closed other nostril and blew the bee out - thank the gods it worked!

From now on, I think I will wear the bee veil.

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anderale
May. 14th, 2007 01:31 am (UTC)
O.O

Oh! Oh my!
cissa
May. 14th, 2007 02:12 am (UTC)
I, too, replenished the syrup today without a veil, and I too have decided this was not a great idea. Although I was merely buzzed, not physically invaded!

I am glad you were not stung.

And Susan is a feisty hive!
malinaldarose
May. 15th, 2007 01:42 am (UTC)
Will you forgive me if I laugh? If not, I'll just be quietly over here in the corner, stalking your wife and snickering to myself.
cosmicirony
May. 15th, 2007 01:57 am (UTC)
Please laugh away! I thought it was bloody hilarious myself :-)
malinaldarose
May. 15th, 2007 12:23 pm (UTC)
*snorfle*
medvssa
May. 15th, 2007 05:37 am (UTC)
Oh man, that was cold blood, hah!
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