Summer is in full swing now and I'm sure you have a gazillion butterflies and bumble bees loving on your garden like we do. Who doesn't love a good garden party, am I right? (Said no introvert ever.)
So the party starts with picking up a bottle of Moscow Mule Mixer. Then, go home and drop the bottle in the garage. No, shatter the bottle in the garage. Grab a rag laying around and haphazardly wipe up the syrupy liquid with the glass and throw the rag half in/half out of the garbage can at the road. At some point, flip a pre-cut watermelon container upside down in your grocery bag just for funnzies. Allow the excess watermelon juice to drip as well because you can never have enough liquid on the garage floor. Go make your party food/dinner and wait.
Wait for the text from a neighbor telling you to be careful because you have a pretty nasty nest near your garbage cans. Wait, what?? Then proceed outside because that is where the party is. What party? Hundreds, HUNDREDS, possibly thousands of (what I thought were honey bees) on your house, in your garage and all over the can. It was like a bad science fiction movie.
I panic thinking,
OMG. You are not supposed to feed refined sugar to bumble bees. They are going to die and we have just killed 10 hives.
Pieces of my heart cracked off. I heard music from Netflix "Stranger Things" in the background.
Scott is outside with the water hose spraying down the can in a fire fighter stance accomplishing absolutely nothing. I immediately research the bees/sugar dilemma praying I can find something that says it's going to be okay and I don't, of course. And no, there isn't one blasted article on "bumble bees eat Moscow Mule Mixer" on the internet so
Google does NOT KNOW
. It's doomsday. Ba-ba-ba-bummmmm. Surely the party will disperse at dark. We will wait because all parties end at dark. We go to bed.
Next day, I receive the morning-after text: "They are NOT bumble bees. They are yellow jackets, and they are still here. Less of them, but still here."
The party was still going, but PRAISE THE LORD. THE HONEY BEE PREVAILS! (That's all the mattered to me.) I google the benefits of Yellow Jackets/ Wasps. Basically, we cleared the greater vicinity/neighborhood of all mosquitoes, gnats, flies and other insects annoying to humans. So, you're welcome. Scott lost 2 hours of his evening and 1 hour in the morning trying to clean up his little fiasco. All from one small, glass bottle he brought home to make my favorite drink. Sigh ..... blink, blink. Scott...love you still.
Moral of the story? Sometimes it just isn't worth being sweet. But if you are looking for something sweet, a SA-WEET order of indoor house plants has arrived. While we can't mix you a Moscow Mule in the garden, we can mix up your interior with a gorgeous variety of plants. See what I did there? I crack myself up. Now buzz on over soon! BAHAHAHAAA!