I don't have a writing lesson or a tale of encouragement but I do have my bee experience.
A couple of weeks ago, we discovered a bee hive in our yard. Literally imbedded in our yard.
See the hive to your left? It's in the ground.In my yard.
Kinda cool, huh?
My friend did a little research and she determined they were miner bees. I Googled miner bees and became fascinated and quite proud that they had decided to share my space. Although I'm giving them clear berth.
Later that day, I sent a picture to my sister's phone. She was working at the county fair at the time and showed it to a professional beekeeper who said I should get rid of the hive. That they weren't miner bees but another bee that is dangerous. She said I should get a block of dry ice and place in the hive at night--when they are sleeping--and put a bucket over it.
I can't do it.
Besides the inate fear of approaching the hive after dark, I just can't bring myself to kill the bees based someone's opinion who saw a picture on a phone.
Did you see Time last week?
How can I endanger the eco-system of the world by destroying these bees?
A few years ago, I watched a documentary on the plight of the bees and became a bee supporter. You have to be if you want the world as we know it--or at least, you know, what to have crops to eat--to survive.
So, for now, I'm letting the bees stay. I don't use that part of the yard much anyway and now I don't use it all.
But all-in-all, it's a pretty cool story. Have a great day!