Saturday, December 13, 2008


The crowd at 7th and Montana was abuzz this morning on reports that a swarm of Killer Bees has taken up residence at the Community Garden in Mar Vista, home to Bob and Joyce's bumper crop of assorted vegetables. Gardener Extraordinaire Selwyn (pictured above) made a beeline to the garden today to join a team of experts who have been hired to handle the problem. Killer Bees -- also known as Africanized Honey Bees -- were first introduced to our hemisphere in 1957 when an unwitting bee keeper accidentally released 26 Tanzanian Queen Bees in Brazil. The result should be obvious to anyone familiar with the birds and the bees: the Queens mated with local drones to create swarms of ultra-aggressive bees that have been gradually migrating their way North, killing 14 people along the way. "I'm not going to be doing any weeding for a while," said Joyce, wisely. And who can blame her? I, for one, get hives just thinking about it ...!


Bucko (a.k.a., Ken) said...

Hives thinking about it, very funny :o)

If the shortage of pollinating insects was not such an issue, it would be even funnier.

Traci said...

Killer bees in Cali? Oh no!

garnett109 said...

Just think about it
honey glazed apple fritters!
I think it would bee a killer dessert!

Beth said...

I've heard that they're very aggressive. I don't think I'd be doing any weeding for a while, either!

B. (haha--get it?!)