Friday, March 25, 2005


I noticed this honeybee on our winter honeysuckle when I was doing some yardwork today. I haven't seen many in my yard for a long time. There aren't nearly as many of them now as there used to be a generation ago; most wild populations have been killed off by bee mites, but there must be a hive somewhere near my house.

Two of my favorite works of art deal with bees: the fourth book of Vergil's Georgics, and Peter Fonda's movie, Ulee's Gold. I haven't read The Secret Life of Bees yet, but it's on my list.

Sorry the bee is out of focus. Bees are hard to photograph!

1 comment:

Patrick Eakes said...

Ulee's Gold - good flick.