Cool day, I open garage door
A hectatomb of bees on floor!
Not quite knee-deep, but all the same
Mass murder by another name.
They've made a bee-line for the car!
They can't have come from very far
The neighbours have put up a hive
In forest nearby and have tried
To get a honey business going
The buzz is - this idea is growing!
How did the swarm land on my car?
I did not leave the door ajar...
Some heavy brush work cleaned the mess
Hot water for the car was best
Now clean and tidy – all resolved!
But the mystery remains unsolved ...
(c) Poet in the woods 2017
Honey bee drawn by Sian Cook