Friday, May 8, 2020
Not looking forward to anything with the first name "Murder" /#giveaway
I'm the owner of a shop that sells everything bee and bee related. I don't know about you, but the news that Murder Hornets have entered the US is making me very nervous. Anything with the first name of Murder has me worried, especially for my bees.
I own an active hive that is in my shop with shatter-proof glass covering the inner working so that customers can stand and stare at the wonder of a working beehive. First it was the news that Oregon was on lock down for the deadly pandemic and now, we have to worry about our bees. You see the hornets have been found in Washington State which is not more than 50 miles from me. Farmers are worried beekeepers won't rent out their hives in fear of losing them. I don't rent out my hive, but my beekeeper friends do and the debate is crazy over whether or not to issue a warning about renting bees in that state.
As a small business owner, the lock down hit me hard, now this. If I could hug my bees, I would. My cat, Everett, tells me not to worry so much. I do have an online shop and that is keeping me busy fulfilling orders and shipping them. But he agrees, nothing should have the first name of murder. But the good news is that we are seeing more wildlife now that people aren't on the beaches.
My author is giving away a copy of Death Bee Comes Her. Leave a comment below telling us about the wildlife in your area and how it's coping in these interesting times.