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Courting honeybees —

blossoms consummate the past

their future assured.

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(c) 2019 Betty Hayes Albright

(From a scribble written in 1998 – rewritten into a Senryu.)

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Photo taken in 2011, on our deck.

 

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The irony

is that we kill

our honeybees

by using reckless

pesticides

to grow our produce

better, bigger,

free of bugs

and then at pollination time

we wonder where

the bees have gone.

Whatever in the name

of veggie stew

can we be thinking?

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(c) 2013 Betty Hayes Albright

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See interesting article below by Valerie Easton, for latest evidence, and flowers we can plant in our gardens to attract those honeybees that haven’t yet succumbed to “colony collapse”:

http://seattletimes.com/html/pacificnw/2021315159_pacificpgardener14.html

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Am getting off my soapbox now….

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