Monday, September 29, 2014

Nature has a way out to avoid the melee

                                                                                               Attribution: Waugsberg
Image: Pupae of Drones (here) 
Those on the right are a few
days older and more developed

Wordle #28
Only 8 of 12 words used:
pivotal  plethora bedlam  conveyor   
mermaid kitchen cinnamon reception

Pivotal to the continued existence of a colony
Drones have specific reasons in the equation
Being male not prolific as a worker honey bee
Considered lazy if ignorant of their functions

Plethora of drone suitors for the Queen Bee
Bedlam can result with many going for her
Nature has a way out to avoid the melee
A drone dies off after just one encounter

No fun to die after few seconds of pleasure
 ‘Conveyor belt’ system to propagate the colony
Happens to be the way as dictated by nature
Likened to a mermaid at rest likes of a Queen Bee

How else to stock up the kitchen with honey
Natural food the best there is without exception
Coupled with cinnamon it is a great home remedy
For arthritis and general good health’s reception

For Mindlovemisery's Menagerie Wordle #28 and
Fireblossom's Open Link Monday at Real Toads


  1. Last words of the drone: "That was so good I could die right now."

  2. Drones seem to lack real purpose.. only one is really needed.. :-)

  3. haha the drones are a plenty, not getting much honey

  4. Love this piece, Hank. I have a fascination with bees and the work they perform in the plant world.

  5. Then the females are the worker bees, hmmm.

  6. Hank,

    A most informative and interesting piece of writing. Bees have had a very bad time over the past few years, certainly where I live in the UK. I have found many dead and that is a serious situation. Serious for humans as well, as the inevitable chain of life can reveal.
    We try to fill our garden with colourful flowers which might assist the life expectancy of these usually busy little bees!!


  7. I am dedicated to the bees, now, Hank. Found out that half the reason they are dying off is because people spray round-up or other chemicals on dandelions in early spring to "nip them in the bud." Unfortunely, dandelions are the ONLY nutrition bees have until the really "ripe" flowers bloom. So we need the dandelions, and I'm starting a drive to encourage people to put up with that first crop of dandelions, leave them unmown until just before going to seed. And to NEVER, EVER use those horrible Monsanto products on their lawns, ever. That practice is killing birds and small rodents. Loved this ode to the drone, and thanks for giving me another definite of "drone" upon which to concentrate in our war-addled world today!! Amelita

  8. So well done Hank, loved how you used the words and I learnt something.

  9. Thank you for the dramatic recipe!

    ALOHA from Honolulu
    =^..^= . <3 . >< } } (°>

  10. its a shame they dont get to enjoy the honey a bit more....smiles.

  11. Nature does have a way of taking care of itself. Well captured.

  12. Most informative and excellently written, a pleasure to read.

  13. 'no fun to die after a few seconds of pleasure'

    that is a meaningful piece of verse, made me think of all the different ways people die...spiritually, intellectually, they die from lack of hope...become roaming voids without a purpose.

    your poem really got me to thinking!

    stacy lynn mar

  14. LOL .. now this is quite a piece of information and fun too. Poor drones ... what a sad existence they lead ... makes one happy one isn't a honey bee in the end. Better to eat honey and cinnamon me thinks :-) Great go Hank!

  15. Great writing on a fascinating topic. I'm not sure if my other comment went through.