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Bwah. Yet another bee got in to the office and nearly fried itself on the lamps. There was general hysteria. It looked distinctly unhealthy and kept falling out of the air, though that might have been because it had spent half an hour nutting itself against the windows, while people ran around after it trying to open them wider.

We had a couple of people trying to save it, one person frantically trying to take a picture of it to be our mascot (not me, this time!), and someone in the background informing us all that we couldn't just let it die because if all the bees in the world died, humans would also die out in less than four years, because they pollinate everything. Or something.

Finally we managed (I say we, though all I did was sit and giggle) to entice it out from under a filing cabinet, whereupon it zoomed haphazardly across the room and tried to fry itself, but then headed for the window when someone unsportingly turned the lamp off. And someone else was on hand to open the window wider - and hurrah! We rescued the bee! It only took 10 people about 3/4 of an hour.

Work on Sundays? Is great.

Are the bees bigger this year? That's the third one we've had in the office that's been bloody huge. Or maybe just a different kind of bee.

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marcella_riddle
Apr. 16th, 2007 01:17 am (UTC)
You're the second person on my f-list to mention bees. To me, they always seem to get bigger and multipy in number. Die evil bastards!
redatt
Apr. 16th, 2007 12:11 pm (UTC)
< href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/tayside_and_central/6558973.stm">Bid to halt bumblebee decline</a>:
    Conservationists from the University of Stirling want gardeners to help them get a better idea of the national distribution of bumblebees.

Poor bees :o(
pickwick
Apr. 16th, 2007 07:20 pm (UTC)
I just read about this on a forum. Weird. Cos everyone on the thread has seen plenty of bees, and they've all been huge :D
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