Sometimes I don’t mind the drive, if traffic is at least moving and I can listen to some good music on my IPod or a book on tape.
One of the nice things about long commutes is that you see things that you would never see and never even imagine. Things that you just would not wonder about, because you have too many other crazy things on your mind. So here is the question….have you ever wondered how or even why, someone would want to move a semi-tractor trailer full of bee hives across the country? Well, I guess it’s not different from hauling cattle, sheep or chickens, except for one little thing…cattle, sheep and chickens stay put! They stay in the pen, they don’t have wings and so they can’t fly. However, on this fine day, as I came up close to a green cloth covered truck, I could see movement, lots of movement around the truck, on top, to the sides and all around it.
Yes, it was a swarm of bees and every time the truck stopped in traffic, the bees swarmed all around it, and all around the cars that were nearby. I mean, I had nearly 50 to 100 bees flying around my windshield, just as I sat parked next to this thing. I was more amazed than alarmed. However, had I been the driver next to me with my convertible top down, I suppose I would have been plenty alarmed and maybe even down right terrified. I thought quickly….hope that guy doesn’t have a bee allergy and if he does, I hope he has his epi-pen at the ready!
So here you have it, now you know something you may not have known before….yes they move truck-loads of bees. So BEE-careful and BEE-aware.