It must be exciting to conduct an orchestra. Raise your hands and all attention is on you. Twirl your baton, and music ensues.
Well, I can do the very same thing with my bees!
This morning as I stood beside the hives, I noticed an interesting leaf on the deck near my right foot. I bent down to pick it up, thereby bringing my head close to the hive. BUZZZZZZZZ. The volume and the pitch both went up.
I backed away. BUZZZ. Volume and pitch decreased.
Closer – BUZZZZZZZ.
Back away – BUZZZ
I played like that for longer than was absolutely necessary, but it was so much fun. Eventually, however, the orchestra informed me that they’d gotten tired of this particular rehearsal. One of the members, I think it was the first violin, or maybe it was the tuba, head-bumped me.
Okay. Rehearsal ended. Carry on.
I went back inside.
BEEattitude for Day # 295:Blessed are those who listen to those around them, for they shall benefit from the signals they receive.
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