Why Are You Afraid of Bees?

The chances of being stung by a bee are very low, but I can imagine that the low hum of any insect can be fearful.

Will My Neighbour’s Honey Bees Sting My Kids? provides good advice about the chances of getting stung and how to avoid it.

I got stung once.  When I was 5 or so I smashed a rock on a bee that was on a clover flower. I picked the rock up and the half-dead bee managed to sting me on my thumb.  It was a good learning lesson, although it didn’t instill any fear of bees –  more respect than anything.

HD Test

Can someone play this video on an HD monitor in full screen mode or on an HD TV and tell me how it looks? It’s a 720p HD video of honey bees on a dandelion. Make sure to switch to the 720p setting first.

The video looks great on my standard def monitor (much better than the standard def version), though I noticed an audio drop out at one point. I’m not sure what’s up with that.

Via Mud Songs.