A swarm of homeless bees attacked a Volvo station wagon as a horrified family of three looked on helplessly from the comfort of the cabin. One theory for the attack (mine) is that the safe and roomy Volvo provides the perfect home for a swarm of upwardly mobile bees, SUMBs for short. I imagine this ambitious family of honeybees have their sites on college in upstate New York and may very well have noticed the Bard College sticker on the back glass of the car. I suspect that these are the same progressive swarm of bees that have taken to the streets to protest the lack of environmental regulations that have given rise to climate change. These bees, though not aggressive by nature, do intimidate by swarming science deniers and plan to disrupt the GOP convention this summer. Actually, Bard College is the perfect school for them – progressive with a campus full of smokers, which would help calm the bees at night. And Bard has a wonderful new science facility where the bees might lend their expertise on pollination, hive making and honey production. Should Bard move to admit bees, I would think they would soon follow with a Bee Keeping major.
Posted on June 24, 2012 by ribbie