Ed-vise: Killer Bees!

A Private Dancer GOOD MORNING!!! to you all! Yup, the Private Dancer Tina Turner has taken her voice and her legs up to Heaven. Passed away in Switzerland at 83. God Speed Private Dancer, you don’t have to dance for money no more.

Think About it Thursday Ed-vise today. Cause it’s THURSDAY! Time to THINK!

What shall I write about today?

Ronny “Can’t take a joke” Desantis and his WTF presidential campaign announcement?

Ukraine beating up on Russia…still!

T-Rump and his criminal charges?

Nope…none of these. Not even the “Debt Crisis” thing warrants a discussion today.

There’s bigger fish to fry!


Recently, in smaller print, below the fold, headlines, the Killer Bees (the bugs, not the band) have been rearing their little ugly heads.

Back in the late 70s (1978 exactly) there was a movie called Swarm. It was about killer bees killing people in small town ‘Murica. Mom and Pops took me and sis to this movie. Figured it would be a nice family movie. We lived in New York at the time (I think). Shortly after seeing the movie, we moved to Arizona where killer bees ACTUALLY live. Nice move Pops.

I learned more about killer bees when I was in Panama for some army stuff.

Here’s the deal on these Bad Boys of Summer.

They are no joke! As the normal human, you won’t be able to tell them apart from other bees by looking at them. Why? Because you probably don’t pay attention to little shit like that.

The first sting, that will hurt. If you get stung a second time in short order…be concerned. Three and four and more, and more…you have a problem. Time to run! Get indoors or get into a vehicle. They will chase you up to a quarter mile. They are faster than you and have way more friends.

See, these things, when they sting, emit a hormone that drives the rest of their kind CRAZY! They swarm to it. If you happen to outrun these little buggers…KEEP GOING! If another hive is in the area, the hormones that are probably all over you and your stuff will trigger the next hive…and the next…and the next.

What about running to water? Nope. They will wait for you unless you can get that hormone off you.

Now, they are probably not as hostile as a Conservative, Evangelical Christian Republican at a Drag Show of Disney characters, but they will get triggered by you simply walking by their hive. Which, many times, people out on horse rides in the Southwest region end up with they and their horse getting the shit stung out of them. Fortunately, horses are pretty quick. Still, these critters have killed horses, cattle, and people.

What can we do as Good Ol’ ‘Muricans? Well, most of us who understand that some things in nature are NOT to be F*&KED with. So we will be OK. Simply pay attention when and where you are walking. You will hear the buzzing of a hive. If you do, avoid it.

If a bee happens to land on you, DO NOT SWAT IT! Especially if you don’t know what what type it is. Shake your limb or blow on it like a birthday candle. If you smoosh that thing, you will have that hormone all over you and then, you will have a real problem on your hands.

I’m just saying

That’s it for today. Be the person a stranger will do CPR on. Check in on each other and remember that when a Ginger wants to high five someone…THEY CLAP! HAHAHAHHAHAHA…oh…that’s kinda sad for us red heads!


Published by edhlaw

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