Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Whole lot of buzzing going on

An accident on I-35 in Minnesota released thousands of honey bees out of a cargo of 17 million.  The resulting swarm was described as "a black cloud".

Does it show that I've been a dad to young children when the image I got in my mind when I read  this was the swarm of bees from Winnie the Pooh?

Of course, this means that there will be thousands of bees in that area who weren't there before.  I know it's late spring and most blossoming is over, but it would be interesting to see if there's any correlation between this large influx of pollenators and the size of any crops in the area in the fall.  Just a thought.


CalvinsMom said...


Now I'm humming...

"I'm just a little black rain cloud
Hovering over the honey tree.
I'm only a little black rain cloud
Pay no attention to me..."

DaddyBear said...

Heh. You're welcome!

Christina LMT said...

Gee, THANKS SO MUCH, CalvinsMom! :P

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