February 07, 2019
January 17, 2018
A bee that big would scare anybody
Don’t chase bees! They are busy honey collectors!
That’s a pretty good honeybee drawing, but I bet Calvin was reacting to a wasp nest. Calvin shouldn’t hate bees, they are our friends!
Wasps are our friends, too. And the bees are in trouble. They could use our help.
must be one of those japanese giant hornet.
@JP Steve: I was also going to comment that is a great drawing of a bumble bee, but you beat me to it. And, yes, we must do something about the dying out that are affecting bees. Without bees we would lose a great percentage of our food supply.
“Was you ever stung by a dead bee?” (To Have and Have Not). I was, as a child. Stepped on a dead bee in someone’s gravel drive in my bare feet…never even saw it, but it stung me. That’s when I learned I was allergic to bee venom.
Wasps have their place in nature, but they are not so helpful like bees.
Bee careful out there, Calvin!
I was just sharing this information yesterday…
Last year bees made a lovely hive in our apricot tree. No one in our old neighborhood uses pesticides, bud sadly, the bees were gone by this summer and I have very few bees in my garden. Luckily, our community garden a few blocks away has been buzzing all summer.
Accurate representation of a kid’s reasoning- (i.e. lack of perception of consequences for actions) impulsivity, and POV regarding the (unexpected) danger.
Silly, Calvin. There’s no need to track the bee on radar. When a bee stings someone, the bee dies. (Except the queen, who can sting more than once.)
Ray Harryhausen approves
I seen a movie once where they set up jet fighters from the RAF to shoot down some giant radioactive mutant house flies. (I think it may have been on the show “Dr. Who” if I remember right)
(to Chicken of the Sea tune)“Ask any gardener you happen to see…Who’s the best pollinator?A big ’ol honey bee!”
I agree, we should help the bees. Send your donation of $50.00 or more to………ME!
I’m surprised only one bee got him, if he attacked the nest. But he doesn’t need to worry about that one anymore. Bees are kamikazes.
Was more than likely a wasp, and I know that’s probably a honey bee, I kept thinking it was more of a yellow jacket. Those little buggers are more related to wasps than bees, and they can sting.
I’d been “harpooned” once by a wasp. I was under the back deck, getting my bicycle (it was high enough off the ground I could just bend down to get up under there) and I didn’t see the wasp’s nest under construction right overhead. Next thing I know there’s this sharp stinging in my left shoulder, and I run inside. My dad grabs the spray and kills the wasp, then applies some ointment for the stinging. We had been cleaning up my great-granddad’s old farm house, and he had an old double-wide in the back for storage. Wasps had taken up residence, and my dad, who was doing most of the cleaning, had been stung a few times. After getting the spray and ointment, he bought a few bug bombs and bombed the ever-lovin’ blank out of that trailer. We used it as a makeshift “barn” when we moved into the old farmhouse and had a few horses.
Gosh. I thought Calvin was smarter than that.
are you sure don’t see bees…….
Calvin needs to be told that Africanized honey bees attack by the hundreds and pursue for hundreds of yards. If Calvin lives in the South, there is a good chance that hitting a nest with a rock could result in death.
Don’t bees die after they sting people?
Calvin’s imagination blows everything out of proportion.
Been there, stung that.
I’ve read that they recently discovered what it was that was killing off so many bees- a mixture of fungicides, each believed to be individually harmless to bees, that in combination apparently make bees highly susceptible to the parasite Nocema cerenae.The hard part now is going to be getting commercial farming interests to stop using the fungicides and try for more eco-friendly (and more expensive) alternatives.
The other day a bee buzzed in my ear and I screamed.
Well I should have expected it… I was near flowers.
One of those Fukushima bees..
There was a great Soup to Nutz recently-“What kind of person fills a pinata with bees?”
Thats why I carry Crest tooth paste when working in the woods.
Uh oh … beware the effects of unintended consequences! lol!
If you have ever seen a wasp suck out the insides of a tomato worm (yuck) you would know they too are our friends and deserve to be left alone, little boys notwithstanding.
I got stung on the chin bone by a wasp today
I’m sure they’ll find it!
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