Apparently a bunch of bees have colonized three units of slum housing in Miami. And apparently part of the tragedy is there's a baby somewhere around, as evidenced by one of the interviewees decreeing "we can't have dese stuffs around." Because, you know, bees are so well-known to establish colonies within the aforementioned babies.
Another person interviewed says "I have seen a lot of things in my life, but I have never seen nothing so devastating as this," referring to the beehive. Yes, readers, there we have it. Despite what you think about hurricanes on the gulf which kill hundreds, tsunamis that destroy thousands, wildfires that consume hundreds of miles of forests and towns or the earthquakes that threaten to split countries in two, none of that compares with the "devastation" inherent in having a colony of bees in the wall of a house in the ghetto. The same day this video was posted, the Dow Jones Industrial Average plummeted over 400 points in one day. The government has already doubled our national debt by bailing out Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the situation will be even worse if AIG also gets bailed out. Problematic for our society and economy? Sure. But holy mother of God above, it pales in comparison to the havoc wreaked by these three beehives!
One of the expert entomologists in the video declares "If you attract bees, they'll come at you and they could kill you!" It is fascinating that this statement comes as we watch Adrian Valero, the bee wrangler, pile the bees into a bucket and chop away at the hive with a hatchet, unstung and unharmed after hours of work. Perhaps the "expert" interviewed had in mind the awful death that ensues around age 95 after being stung when you're 20.
It occurs to this writer that the bee industry might be overjoyed to find not one but three healthy, thriving colonies of honeybees in the face of the mysterious bee plague that has decimated domestic colonies lately. Such colonies can be transplanted and used to bolster or replace dying ones helping to recoup some of 15 billion dollars at stake from the bee industry alone. But I am obviously wrong, wrong, wrong. These thriving beehives are "terrible, just terrible." The worst part of the "devastation?" There's no one for the occupants of the houses to sue in some frivolous but profitable lawsuit. I'm sure they'll think of something, though.
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