Sunday, May 28, 2006

Killer Bees of Summer

Yesterday, I discovered new construction activity in the back yard. Bees were entering and exiting a small hole in one of the sprinkler valve covers. I knew that just under that lid a little bee city was taking shape. I knew that I would have to pull off the cover some time. Sprinklers break a lot. I admire the industriousness of the little boogers and they help pollinate plants. I don't want to hurt them, but here's the thing. If I don't launch a preemptive strike now and wipe out their camp, there will be a clash of the cultures when I finally open that lid resulting in injury to both sides and the ultimate end of their little condo project anyway. I must devise a plan.

I don't think life around people would be so tough for the little guys if they hadn't been tagged with the nickname "killer".