Reverie - n. a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream or fantasy; a visionary or impractical idea

"To make a prairie it takes a clover and one bee,—
One clover, and a bee,
And revery.

The revery alone will do
If bees are few." - Emily Dickinson

Monday, April 23, 2012

Take It Off.

Beeman does it too.

There are two irresistible things about this photograph.  Allow me to plead my case.

Exhibit A:
Let’s get this out of the way first.  I am like a vampire when it comes to honey.  Beeman scraped open a gash of honey when cleaning off a frame and instantly my imagination was on.  Because I know what that honey tastes like.  And licking it straight off the frame is one of the many beekeeping fantasies I keep on file in my mind.  This is the exquisite torture a vampire must feel when tempted by a slow trickle of blood down a warm neck. 

Exhibit B:
Every chapter on beginning beekeeping tells the novice to absolutely wear gloves when working a hive.  Rip out those pages.  Yes, it hurts to get stung on your hands.  But I like it.  And I like the way my heart races when bees crawl over my bare skin.  And I like the way beeswax gets under my nails and nectar makes my fingers sticky.  And you know what?  Yes, it’s a little bit risky.  But it’s a lot sexy.  And my gloves are going to be gathering dust for a while. 


  1. You make the world more sensual and sweet and the world's windows more steamy. Write every day? Write every day!

  2. You are hilarious, Karessa. Such an instigator. There is so much more where this came from.