Friday, September 16, 2016

Bees are good, right?

“I think that her bodyguards should drop all weapons. I think they should disarm. Immediately. Let’s see what happens to her.” — Donald Trump, referring to Hillary Clinton

IN AN attempt to avoid sitting on a cat after visiting the bathroom in the small hours Saturday night, I missed the bed, fell and hit the back of my head on the nightstand so hard that I literally cried. 


Paul made sure my eyes were tracking and iced my head, but there wasn't much else to do until I could visit my NUCCA (National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association) specialist on Monday. 


She's the one who fixed me years and years ago when no one else could after an oversized pick-up truck blew through a red light and totaled my car with me in it. 


I thought I was okay at first back then, but over time, I started having blinding headaches for more than a year that no one could eradicate. I went to MDs, DOs, physical therapy, chiropractors, acupuncturists and massage therapists to little or no avail. Eventually I found Dr. Deb Sesker who fixed me permanently. (That first visit is a story in itself that deserves telling, but not tonight.)


After sustaining such a wallop Saturday night, I knew I needed Deb to put me back together again, and by gently making fine adjustments to my cranium, jaw and neck vertebrae, she got the headache that had unsurprisingly developed, to disappear for a couple of days. We both reckoned as how it might take another visit or two to get my structure to stay in place, so I'll be back for another reset this coming Monday.


The returned headache isn't even close to being as bad as it was, but there's enough of it there to make me unwilling and unable to a risk a bigger one by talking about what's happening in the world — and by 'world' I mean that ignorant, pathologically narcissistic, hate-mongering, buffoon, Donald Trump


I can't contemplate him without making my head explode, so tonight we're going to hear a calming story about a swarm of Welsh bees and the good people who rescued them. A tale with a happy ending about 100% beneficial creatures. Yup, that's what I need. 


From Treehugger, sent to me by my pal, Terry Hanson.





Swarm of bees follows car for 2 days to rescue queen trapped in back


By Melissa Breyer

May 27, 2016

When Carol Howarth parked her Mitsubishi in the town of Haverfordwest, Wales, to do some shopping, little did she know the mayhem that would ensue.


While she attended to her errands, a swarm of 20,000 bees was drawn to her car. A local man, Tom Moses, saw the buzzing hubbub and concerned that the bees might be poorly handled, called in a team of beekeepers.


"It was spectacular. I was driving through when I spotted the big brown splodge,” he said. "A lot of people were really amazed by it, cars were slowing down and people were taking pictures of it."


"I was a little bit concerned, with it being in the middle of town outside a pub, that someone might do something stupid and get hurt or do something stupid and hurt the bees," he said.


With the beekeepers on the job, by the time Howarth returned the situation appeared to be resolved.


But, no. The swarm kept her in their sights and managed to track her down.


"The next day I realized that some of the bees had followed me home,” she said. So she summoned the beekeepers, who arrived ready for rescue.


“We think the queen bee had been attracted to something in the car, perhaps something sweet, and had got into a gap on the boot’s wiper blade or perhaps the hinge,” says Roger Burns of Pembrokeshire Beekeepers. “The swarm of around 20,000 had followed her and were sat around on the boot of the car.”


In the end, the adventurous queen and her subjects were reunited without harm.


Burns says that it was the strangest bee-thing he’d seen in three decades of beekeeping. “It is natural for them to follow the queen but it is a strange thing to see and quite surprising to have a car followed for two days. It was quite amusing.”


2 comments:

  1. LOL, easy to be amused when it's someone else's car! I love the way it was handled and hope the queen was located! Also sending good wishes for your head. Psst - perhaps a tiny flashlight next to the bed would help prevent a repeat.

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  2. LOL, easy to be amused when it's someone else's car! I love the way it was handled and hope the queen was located! Also sending good wishes for your head. Psst - perhaps a tiny flashlight next to the bed would help prevent a repeat.

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