Well we have had some – actually A LOT – of bee visitors here at CLP Main lately. Word is that when bees need to create a new hive, a new queen flies off and is joined by her many, many new followers in search of a place to call home. Some bees were in the process of doing so during last week’s rainy stretch (as opposed to this week’s rainy stretch, oi vey). When it’s rainy, bees aren’t able to fly freely and so the bees took a break. In our Bamboo Garden!
There was talk of what to do about the bees while the Bamboo Garden remained closed. Our facilities manager didn’t want to do harm to our lil friends, so he contacted a local beekeeper who came in and harvested them. The beekeeper was cool as a cucumber and very adept.
I think it’s great that the library found an environmentally-conscious solution, and that once again, a public library became a site for fun and learning.
See the “Bees” Flickr photo set (that the very talented Amy took) for some great shots!