Bees! Run!

Didn't run did you?!

Why do I bother...

Oh yeah, here's me playing, no, illustrating, no, photoshoddying about. Yes, enjoy the playful shoddy illustration.

Bees - 01

Bees. I have a thing for bees at the moment, don't know why. Maybe it's something to do with the fact that 80% of all modern crops rely on the little blighters to pollinate them. No bees... No crops... No food... yes, I think I might go get some food.

Nup, nothing else.

Take: 52

Anonymous pal mused...

Its the bees knees :-)

Love their flight trails.

Tue Sep 12, 09:04:00 pm

Blogger Squid Vicious mused...

It's BEE-utiful!

I love the "tracers"!

Tue Sep 12, 10:18:00 pm

Blogger ticharu mused...

No crops... no food... no people...

Wed Sep 13, 02:54:00 am

Blogger The Bees of Apios mused...

I love bees too. In fact I've written a book about them. Please check out my blog The Bees of Apios.

Wed Sep 13, 03:09:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...


Hive never bee-n happier you've dropped through... urrrgghh... no, more, puns...

Glad you liked it.

Wed Sep 13, 09:32:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Squid,

I hadn't really thought about them as tracers but a Bee Gun would be cool. I can just hear the action hero now. "You've BeeGun to make me MAD!" and then he opens fire.

Wed Sep 13, 09:35:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Good point Tich!

Grab your pitch forks and flaming torches, get the bees, kill them, kill them!!

Ummm, yeah, OK, maybe not, I think there'd be people but there'd be a lot of problems supplying enough food to large cities. It's interesting that in the States there aren't enough bees for agriculture. Solution, large apiaries are based on trucks which drop off hives to farms for short periods to pollinate crops. The whole engineering aspect to agriculture is a bizarre and interesting concept.

Wed Sep 13, 09:45:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Cool, another writer. Welcome to Get Films Bee-Ap.

A sci-fi style book based in a hive of bees sounds interesting, I'll drop back through your blog at some stage when I'm not on crappy dial-up.

Wed Sep 13, 09:51:00 am

Blogger L>T mused...

I get a strange sensation when i think about bees after beeing <---hee hee stung on my inner thigh.

bee post here

Wed Sep 13, 11:22:00 am

Blogger ticharu mused...

The decline in bees is a portent to my mind that we're freakin' doomed. Doomed I say! HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! No food! No bees! No people!!! HAHAHAHAHAHHAHA!!!

On a lighter note, check this out!


Wed Sep 13, 11:37:00 am

Blogger SafeTinspector mused...

I like bees. I don't like yellow jackets. I don't see any inconsistencies in my outlook in these matters.

Is taht one of your puppets?

Wed Sep 13, 11:55:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Maybe that strange sensation was therapeutic.

My dad used to keep hives until he was stung behind the ear by a bee. He says it almost killed him but I don't think it stopped him enjoying being rubbed all over with lotion by the local nurse.

Wed Sep 13, 02:16:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Tich, you doomsayer you, I'm not sure there is a decline in bees. Just massive increases in commercial agriculture and not enough bees to go around.

I'll check it out on the morrow.

Wed Sep 13, 02:19:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

But SafeT, your outer full metal jacket appears to be yellow. Self loathing? You want to talk about it?

Actually no, that's a stone relief carving that I've coloured in photoshop. Pretty ain't she?! Maybe she should be a puppet.

Wed Sep 13, 02:24:00 pm

Blogger L>T mused...

BTW, forgot to mention the picture is nicely done.

on the decline in bees. we had some kind of microscopic mite practically destroy the commercial honey bee population in this area. the wild honey bees seemed to be immune. the bee-keepers had to bring in mite resistent bees. to keep things pollinated.

tich; the muffin films were cute :)

Wed Sep 13, 11:00:00 pm

Blogger JLee mused...

those bees have some serious gas...

Wed Sep 13, 11:30:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Those Muffin films are stupendous. Now I'm hungry. Everyone go get a muffin and watch the Muffin films! Mmmm, and coffee.

I have a little suspicion that Amy Winfrey the maker of those films may need to watch her calorie intake.

Thu Sep 14, 08:56:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Actually her other series 'Making Fiends' is equally cool.

Nice one Tich!

Thu Sep 14, 09:06:00 am

Anonymous RIch mused...

Wow l>t, there is a decline in Bees. You Americans are totally screwed! Mwhahahahaha, now I understand your fight against terrorism, it's distract the population from the imminent Bee threat.

Thu Sep 14, 09:09:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

JLee *forehead slap*


Thu Sep 14, 09:09:00 am

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

Hey Rich,

You and Safetinspector have a fued going on? Did you steal his trash or something? He is a garbage man right? Or maybe his city enforces those rediculous laws about garbage cans with debree visibly sticking out of them can not be picked up...and so he has blamed you about it ever since? Even though it happened like 4 years ago and you just moved into the neighborhood like 2 1/2.

Thu Sep 14, 09:43:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

B-Hip? Feud? Garbage Collection? Like 2 1/2?

I don't think so... maybe I should start a feud with SafeT... Yes, a feud I say! It will be a feud to rival those of the Castellans and shall be passed on from generation to generation with no memory of its orgin to sully the pure living hatred our respective lineages have for one another. Until one day, in the distant future when the air thick with the taint of human pollution and our abhorrent rancor for one another, two of our descendants shall without knowledge of their familial allegiances, fall in love. It shall be a doomed love but I assure you it shall be a love for all the ages.

And gay. Yes, definately gay. Their names will be Greg SafeT and Barry Films. The perverted little shits deserve to die for their unnatural love really. SafeT and I will learn nothing from their deaths... what a waste of half a century.

Thu Sep 14, 10:09:00 am

Blogger Bob Dole mused...


Thu Sep 14, 11:32:00 am

Anonymous RIch mused...

Oh no you don't Bob Dole! I'll not have name calling on my blog.

That's just disgus....


Thu Sep 14, 11:43:00 am

Blogger Bob Dole mused...


And that's the bottom dole cuz bob dole said so.

Thu Sep 14, 11:48:00 am

Anonymous Phyllis Holden mused...

Oh go eat a donut you unfaithful wretch!

Thu Sep 14, 11:54:00 am

Blogger Bill O'Reilly mused...

If you wish to opine Phyllis and Bob please keep it pithy, make sure to include your name and address.

Thu Sep 14, 12:04:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

I've been invaded by republicans... Aaaaaaaaaaaaah!

Thu Sep 14, 12:10:00 pm

Blogger L>T mused...

Us hillbillys know how to feud too, but we don't dance around like fairys & talk funny when we are doing it.

We hop up & down on one foot, wave our arms & spit.

Thu Sep 14, 03:03:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Pfft, yeah right, Americans are the best at everything, bah, the Spanish are way better at feuds than Hillbillies. They've had some running for a 8-900 years now. And as if Hillbillies don't talk funny! Now stop talking shit and go sleep with your brother.

Thu Sep 14, 03:48:00 pm

Blogger JLee mused...

pass the Viagra, Bob. (and pass the coke, Bill O'Reilly) or was that Pat O'Brian? I get them Republicans mixed up.

Fri Sep 15, 12:38:00 am

Blogger JLee mused...

Pat O'Brien that is...who cares

Fri Sep 15, 12:39:00 am

Blogger L>T mused...

Of course i know what you mean, but i used to sleep with 2 of my brothers.
I was about 7 so that would make them 5 & 4 at the time. We all slept in a double bed.
We has the best fun & were always in trouble for yucking it up.
my favorite game was to strip off all the blankets & we'd crawl around the perimeter on all fours as fast as we could. If someone was too slow you'd just crawl over them. then you would start giggling so hard you couldn't crawl & we'd end up in a heap laughing our heads off. Then dad would come in with a belt & that would be the end of that. :)

Fri Sep 15, 07:44:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

JLee, don't stir up the republicans. They have bombs... and erectile dysfunction.

Fri Sep 15, 08:44:00 am

Anonymous RIch mused...

That's a really cute story l>t, mind you, it probably wasn't so cute when you were still playing that game at 21.

Fri Sep 15, 08:47:00 am

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

Hey! You leave those republi...

well I guess if we can't erect a stable government in Iraq we probably can't erect much else.

Fri Sep 15, 08:53:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Wait... the republicans were trying to erect a stable government in Iraq? Geez, I thought they were just trying to lower the price of persian rugs by destablising the entire region!

Having worked for many years in the Australian Parliament, I can now officially confirm that cheap persian rugs is why Australia got involved in the war on terror.

Fri Sep 15, 09:03:00 am

Blogger ticharu mused...

They had a stable government...

Fri Sep 15, 09:46:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

OOoooooOOOoooo... Ticharu is playing the political semantics game.

Now, if only he wasn't right.

The instablility in middle east can be directly or indirectly attributed to the American Govt.

Now, if only I really cared. I'm a maker purty pictures not a political pundit.

Fri Sep 15, 09:55:00 am

Blogger L>T mused...

OH you! I'm taking my toys & going home!

Fri Sep 15, 11:04:00 am

Anonymous Rich mused...

Toddle off then!

Just remember...

...NOT a push-over!

Fri Sep 15, 11:10:00 am

Blogger JLee mused...

I could bring up religion? that's always a good time.

Fri Sep 15, 11:34:00 am

Blogger Arcturus mused...

Interesting blog, Rich, and that was nice what you said about Steve Irwin. For the second time -- re. what happens when you jump from a great height and the genuine enthusiasm and passsion in Steve Irwin's personality -- I turned out to be right just by intuition whereas you actually have had personal experience.

Bees scare me, okay?

43 comments and counting ... good lord ... i should be so lucky...

Fri Sep 15, 12:07:00 pm

Blogger Bathroom Hippo mused...

Hey Rich,

Why do thumbs up signs offend Australians?

Fri Sep 15, 12:21:00 pm

Blogger BBC mused...

I once hauled a load of live honey bees from New Jersy to South Dakota. It was very interesting and educational.

I don't recall how many hives you can put on an eighteen wheeler but it's a hell of a lot of bees.

And they are always dying and being pushed off the flatbed by the live ones, good housekeepers that they are, and you are thinking "Oh fuck, they will all be dead by the time I get there."

But new ones are being born so there are still millions when you arrive. It was a cool haul.

Fri Sep 15, 01:31:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Oh Jlee, no, please, no... oh wait... I see God just turned up.

Fri Sep 15, 01:33:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hey Arcturus

Thanks for dropping bye. It's definately OK that bees scare you. They have little poisonus painful attachments on them. One of my most vivid kiddy memories was being stung on the foot and running home to mum with the sting and half it's guts hanging out of me. Took me a long time to get to like them after that.

Intuition vs experience... they both have their place.

PS. Comments mean nothing unless they're actually saying something... or humorous.

Fri Sep 15, 01:37:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

B-Hip... We love the thumbs up, who mislead you?

Do you bite your thumb at me sir

Fri Sep 15, 01:39:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...


Now that a cool documentary would make. See, I would a thought it was a specialised job. But now I see that it could be any truck driver. That must have been pretty intense night time haul not knowing a hell of a lot about your co-pilots.

Fri Sep 15, 01:45:00 pm

Blogger L>T mused...

That reminds me of the time my sister & I hitch-hiked to Texas. We road those long-haulers all the way. What a bunch of freaks.

Fri Sep 15, 02:03:00 pm

Anonymous Rich mused...

Hahaha, don't call BBC a freak on my blog, hahaha, call him a freak on his blog...

Fri Sep 15, 02:06:00 pm

Blogger KB mused...

OK, so I'm a little late....but that's a great picture and bee-lieve it or not, I'm a great fan or BEES myself!! ;)

Tue May 27, 01:10:00 pm


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