Bees aren't usually part of my diet (that yellow fuzzy stuff on the outside makes me sneeze), but they have been on my mind lately. Some of you may know that my cousin Frank, a Monteverde Harlequin tree frog, was the first creature to go extinct as a result of global warming. And now the bees are disappearing, billions of them, all across
And they're not going out for a drink of pollen and a cigarette, either – they're leaving the hives full of larvae, pollen and honey, lights on, doors unlocked – they're not even leaving behind any little dead bee bodies. They're just vanishing. Of course, it may turn out that they've all gone to some kind of Burning Bee Festival in Nevada, and will come home with hangovers and sunburn in a couple of weeks, but on the other hand, what if they don't? I mean, you don't need to pollinate a fly, so I'll be all right, but you humans get about a third of your food from the work that bees do, one way or another. I don't know if global warming's involved here, but if I were you, I'd be out there on bee patrol, trying to figure out what's going on. Better to bee safe, than bee sorry!