Bees swarm under bike seat: the thrilling conclusion

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25 Responses to “Bees swarm under bike seat: the thrilling conclusion”

  1. Maddy says:

    What is up with the Bees? This is like a 70s movie. I had 8 dead bees inside my house yesterday.

  2. jjasper says:

    All hail Amy. A real Beemanitarian!

  3. Sephie2 says:

    Amy Seidenwurm = I swarm U my Eden?

  4. Anonymous says:

    My vote was still for the shop vac. Would not have hurt the bees and would have allowed for release. Just use a clean, empty one and stick the business end on a long stick.

  5. ndollak says:

    C’mon! Let’s take it back to the hive! On the count of three, everyone start flying…

  6. Anonymous says:

    Gawd bless Mr. Jalopy, Amy Seidenwurm, the bees, bikes, Coco’s and Boing Boing.

    And thanks for reminding me: I have to get over there for another box of Hamster’s Lunch!

  7. Neuron says:

    Sue Hubbell’s A Book of Bees is great.

  8. Anonymous says:

    How could they have POSSIBLY NEGLECTED TO TAKE A VIDEO OF THIS and post it to Youtube … that’s what the tubes are for!

  9. Anonymous says:

    Fixed-Gear Beecycle?

  10. Anonymous says:

    Yay!

  11. jjjj says:

    Amy was just in the LA Times Magazine this last weekend…

    http://www.latimesmagazine.com/2009/08/honey-menu-canele.html

  12. thatbob says:

    Capture and release?!? “Thrilling conclusion” my ass! I was gonna ride that sweet Bee Beard Bike around in my apiarist suit commanding my Bee Army to wreck havoc across LA! Or at least to score me some Hostess Twinkies, man!

    And yes, I said “apiarist suit.” IMO a bee suit is the black and yellow striped ensemble plus deely boppers that you wear in Blind Melon videos, Super Mario Galaxy, Saturday Night Live, and the Simpsons. Think about it: bear suit; ape suit; tanuki suit; bee suit.

    Okay, that, or else a suit that is literally made of bees. Which would also be pretty cool to wreck havoc in.

    But for capture and release? Pfft.

  13. nosehat says:

    Okay, that, or else a suit that is literally made of bees. Which would also be pretty cool to wreck havoc in.

    I like the way you think!

  14. Anonymous says:

    I’m thinking there may be a market for this. Who would want to steal a bike that has bees on it.

  15. Ugly Canuck says:

    Bees and silkworms: out of millions of insect species, only these produce things directly useful to man. Strange.

    • Antinous / Moderator says:

      Bees and silkworms: out of millions of insect species, only these produce things directly useful to man.

      Lac? Cochineal?

  16. phreatic says:

    Whatever insects they use to make some of those “natural flavourings” or “red number 40″? I’m not sure if I would argue that either of those things are all that directly useful to man though…

  17. dorfus says:

    Uh oh. 24-Hour Blog Cycle (no pun intended). This is the kind of thing you see under the “Breaking News” crawler on CNN. Bees on a bike. Was it really fascinating? Or was it just (bum bum buuummmm…) that the blog must be fed?

  18. Ugly Canuck says:

    Thanks, Antinous: now we have four “insect-derived goods”.
    But, I suppose, only one, where humans need but to gather and enjoy: the honey of the bees. The others all need processing by human hands, even the silk.
    On second thought, I guess the grubs, larvae and other “food insects” used around the world could count as “insect goods”. But not as “goods produced by insects”.

  19. nosehat says:

    Plenty of insects help fertilize plants, help aerate soil, help break down dead things, help kill garden pests.

    Also, some can be eaten by humans.

    That’s a pretty direct benefit.

    However, “beneficial to man” is a curious yardstick to apply to plant and animal species, since it measures the amount of human ingenuity put into making a species useful to us rather than anything innate about the species.

  20. Anonymous says:

    @ #6 Are you referring to the fact that Seidenwurm means Silkworm in German? It’s all coming together!

  21. Ugly Canuck says:

    Oh, I do not use it as any kind of “yardstick”: I’m not about to judge the insects! Neither as a group, nor one against the other. Live and let live, says I.
    It’s simply a curious fact IMO: items or things produced by insects (not the insects themselves) which are directly and simply useful to people are very very few in number.
    I suppose the explanation is partly that there’s not so many insects, that actually produce anything, other than more insects. Which is something that they do very well indeed (in fact it seems their whole life), if the conditions are right.

  22. TroofSeeker says:

    Maybe they’ve nurtured our species, Mr. Canuck, because, to them at least, we’re so tasty!

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