Betty the Queen Bee went against popular opinion all in the name of saving her colony…
“The tree is going to come down! Everyone move!” screamed Betty, the queen bee of the Rose colony. Right as the last bee made it out, the tree collapsed. After a tedious head count, Betty was happy to find that all of her worker bees and drones were safe. “Bees, head to the meadow for lunch and let’s gather
by the pond in an hour,” ordered Betty.
Betty stayed behind and stared at her hive. It was in pieces. She cried hysterically, yelling, “Why us? Where are we going to live now?” After a few moments of crying, Betty knew she had to find a solution. A rainstorm was coming and the bees needed to take cover. “I’ve got it! We’ll find a hollow tree, take cover for the night, and begin building a new hive tomorrow,” Betty thought to herself. She rushed toward the pond to tell her colony about her plan.
“Bees, we are all distraught,” Betty exclaimed. “But we must move on. This afternoon, we’ll search for a hollow tree and begin work tomorrow.” Everyone wanted to sleep in the meadow, but Betty knew the rainstorm would flood the meadow. There were many whispers, but she stuck to her guns. “Now bees, move! Let’s find a new site,” ordered Betty. Within a few hours, the Rose colony located a hollow tree and took cover for the night. The next morning, they all flew to the meadow for breakfast. To their surprise, the meadow had been flooded. Everything was washed out. There wasn’t a flower in sight! They quickly rushed back to their new tree and began building their hive. If it weren’t for their queen bee’s persistence, the Rose colony would’ve been washed away by the storm.