Un-bee-leavable

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Honeycomb made of beeswax, left behind.

They came. They visited. They snubbed.

A pack of bees came to our side yard this week and took up temporary residence under the lid of our composter.

Yup, on Tuesday, my wife picked up the lid and saw the ball-o-bees swarming. It appeared like they were attaching themselves like a modest chandelier to the knob of the lid.

We pondered what to do for a few days. Finally, my wife (check out her blog for all the details) got in touch with a local beekeeper who said he would come to take the hive. By the time it got around to that, the bees had up and left.

I guess our house wasn’t good enough for them.

They left behind a cool calling card: a flexible honeycomb made of beeswax. I was told that they are eatable. But I said no thanks. If only they had left behind some honey…

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About Steve Scauzillo

I love journalism. I've been working in journalism for 32 years. I love communicating and now, that includes writing about environment, transportation and the foothill/Puente Hills communities of Hacienda Heights, Rowland Heights, Walnut and Diamond Bar. I write a couple of columns, one on fridays in Opinion and the other, The Green Way, in the main news section. Send me ideas for stories. Or comments. I was opinion page editor for 12 years so I enjoy a good opinion now and then.

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