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The Writing & Other Projects of Elizabeth Barrette
Poem: "The Prairie in Central Park"
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ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2011 02:35 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

>>I've tried suggesting to my family that I should try apiculture, but they're strangely opposed.<<

Many people are. Perhaps you could find somewhere to practice that would be away from your family?

>>Do not fear the bee. <<

In fact, bees seem to dislike people who fear them. Apparently the fear pheromones smell bad to bees. Bees prefer people who are calm.

>>Just...well, don't fuck with the bee and you'll be fine.<<

I like that about bees. Most of them (except for the insane Africanized ones) are not aggressive but actually rather laid-back. An armed society is a polite society, seems to be their opinion. They could sting me, but they don't. I could hose them with pesticides, but I don't. I provide them with flowers and they pollinate my fruit blossoms. I prefer symbiotic relationships to combative ones.
bodlon From: bodlon Date: January 6th, 2011 02:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

My pear tree agrees.

As do my plans to add more bee-friendly flowers to the front garden this year.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 6th, 2011 02:47 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: Yes...

My mature fruit trees are a pear, a crabapple, and a pie cherry. I have some others that are still saplings. Then there are the berry canes. I have herbs and other bee-friendly flowers too.
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