There have been a lot of stories about bee shortages in the news lately. Who would have thought, when we were kids and suffered through our first painful bee sting and had our Moms pull the stinger out with a pair of tweezers, that we would worry that there aren’t enough bees in the world?
Ever since I read my first article about bee colony collapse disorder I’ve been paying more attention to the presence of our buzzing, striped, pollinating friends. Heck, they’ve even installed a beehive on the grounds of the Ohio Statehouse. So when I saw this bee hive and accompanying sign at Frank Fetch Park in German Village, I paid attention — and approached carefully. No bees were visible, however.