First work, then the weekend...

Friday, July 8, 2016

Yeah, well, I gotta say that I’m having a little trouble putting together my first Weekly Feature Thingy. I think this whole thing about including ties in it has me totally confused. But that’s what my Editor wants, so far bee it from me to disappoint him. (He gets very Not Nice when he’s disappointed, ya’ know. Nobody wants that.)

So today, I’m gonna grab my notebook and, as soon as I find that, pay a visit to the Ties and Assorted Fashion Accessories Department at Bees ‘R Us. Hopefully, I’ll bee able to figure out a way to say something even a little bit interesting about those things, ya’ know? I mean, what can anybody say about a tie? All I’ve come up with so far is, “Oh look: a tie.” Seriously now. How boring and uninformative is that?

All of this is proving to bee highly exhausting, so beefore I start trying to find my notebook, I definitely need a nap.

So I’m gonna go do that.

I hope everybody has an acutely pleasant weekend!


Leave it to an Editor to demand changes...

Thursday, July 7, 2016

I’m sure all my BeePs will bee happy to know that I went to my Editor’s Office this morning and presented him with my brilliant idea to do a Weekly Feature called “Georgie’s Tips and Tittle Tattle”.

“No,” he said.

“No?” I asked.

“No,” he said again. “That won’t do. There’s something missing.”

“What? What could possibly bee missing?” I asked.

“Ties,” he said.

“Ties? You mean…like…ties?” I had to know.

“Exactly,” he said. “Including ties in your Weekly Feature will help round it out and, quite frankly, promote better circulation.”

“Ties promote better circulation?” I asked.

“Of course they do. Everybody knows that. So, your Weekly Feature will bee called, ‘Georgie’s Tips, Ties, and Tittle Tattle’.”

“Fine,” I said, though I still can’t figure out what ties have do with any of this.

“So where is it?” he asked me.

“Where is what?” I asked.

“The first Weekly Feature. Your Inaugural Column. Where is it?”

“Oh…” I said, “I haven’t written the first one yet, but I will.”

“When?” he demanded to know.

“Soon,” I told him. “Very soon. Probably.”

“Monday,” he said.

“Monday? The best day of the week? What about it? ” I had to know.

“Your first Feature column, Bee. You have until Monday to get it into my wings. The first Weekly Feature will bee published next Thursday, but our Design Department has to have time to design something for this. And beelieve me when I say that they need time to do that. Those guys are even less reliable than you are, if you can beelieve that. So I want it on my desk by Monday. Or else. Now get out of my Office.”


So I did that.

My Editor sounded seriously serious about this whole thing, so now I guess I hafta spend the rest of today and tomorrow putting that together. (I still don’t work on weekends, ya’ know.)

And that’s exactly what I gotta gonna go do right now.

I hope everybody has an exquisitely flamboyant day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

This should bee interesting ...

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I know there was something especially important I was supposed have done beefore last night, but for some reason, I can’t remember what it was. I’m pretty sure it had something to do with gardening or something maybee.

Speaking of gardening, over the weekend, ButterCup and I went to a Hive and Garden Show. We’d gone to that beefore, and it was pretty interesting, but it seemed to me as if something was missing.

When I mentioned that to ButterCup, she said, “Yes, I know what you mean. I really miss that ‘Helpful Hive Tips’ Booth that’s usually here. You know the one, where you can get helpful home tips. Like how to remove stains from stuff, or what to do with crystallised honey… . Hey, wait a minute,” she stopped talking and gave me a weird look. “Aren’t you supposed to bee doing a special Weekly Feature for the Hive Paper, Georgie?”

“Yes, I am. But I haven’t been able to come up with what that should bee about.”

“You know,” ButterCup said, “I think it might bee a really great idea if the Bee Times Gazette Journal Record…and Online News would have a special ‘Helpful Hive Tips’ Feature every week. I’m surprised nobody’s ever thought of it beefore now.”

“I suppose that could bee useful,” I said. “I wonder who they could get to write that.”

“Well,” she said really slowly to me, “why don’t YOU write it?”

“Me?” I asked. Then I thought about it a little longer and said, “Ya’ know, it’s very true that I’m a very inventive bee, a bee who’s a problem-solver, a bee who other bees come to for help, advice, and insight into their search for solutions, right?”

“Well, I dunno if…” ButterCup started to say, but I guess I didn’t hear the rest of what she was gonna say beecause I interrupted her.


“Yes!” I said. “I, Georgie Bee, will write a Weekly Feature which will offer Remarkably Helpful Solutions to all kinds of Highly Complicated Dilemmas!”

“Like how to deal with crystallised honey?” ButterCup asked.

“Yes, that,” I beegan to explain, “but also things like how to deal with World Hunger, who to complain to about confusing TV schedules, what kind of shoes to wear when trying to foil a Royal Assassination Attempt, or how to get nectar stains out of a necktie.”

“I see,” she said. (She didn’t sound impressed at all. So I kept explaining the whole thing to her.)

“Every week I’ll share my insightful insights about all that and so much more. I’m sure that my loyal, dedicated and loving Readers will come to rely on me even more than they already do to help them more successfully navigate that highly tricky path that runs beetween what’s rumour and what’s real, that separates Fact from Fiction, and, every week, help them make Joyous Discoveries about what works and what doesn’t. I am absolutely positive they’d love that, probably.”

“Yeah, okay, but… .” ButterCup tried to interrupt me again, but I was on a roll as I started to feel more enthusiastic about this whole thing.

“Oh sure, it will bee a huge responsibility, but I think I’m the bee for the job. I’m highly responsible. Ask anybody. Plus, my Editor will bee super excited when he hears my idea. I’m so glad I thought of it.”

ButterCup just kinda rolled her eyes at me, and said, “Yeah, right. Whatever.”

Anyway, I’ve probably decided that’s what my special Weekly Feature is gonna bee for the Hive newspaper.
I think I’m gonna call it, “Georgie’s Tips and Tittle-Tattle”. Or something.

Ya’ know, now that I think about it more, I probably should’ve told my Editor about my idea when I was in his Office yesterday. I mean, we were both there, and I’m pretty sure he would like to have heard about my idea, but for some reason, I just forgot to mention it.

I think he got me flustered. He does that a lot.

Well, I’m not feeling flustered now, so I should go right over to his Office RIGHT NOW and tell him about my idea.

So that’s what I’m gonna do.

I hope everybody has a fastidiously pleasant day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie's up early, enjoying another meeting with his Editor...

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

So I went to see my Editor again first thing this morning.


Sometimes I think he must suffer from Hypertension. He just gets so upset over the smallest things. I think that if he doesn’t learn to relax a bit more, his head might explode or something.

I asked him why he needed to see me - again - and he just stood there, shaking, with his wings all curled up into a tight roll, and just stared at me.

Finally, he said, “Why do you THINK I need to see you, Bee?”

“You wanted to tell me about your long weekend?” I asked.

He made this weird gurgling noise, then started buzzing really loudly at me again, “NO. I did NOT want to see you to tell you about my long weekend…”.

“But how was it? Did you have a nice, long weekend? I hope you got a chance to relax. Ya’ know, if you don’t take time out of a buzzy and stressful life style, you might … .”

“STOP. JUST STOP,” he said, interrupting me beefore I could finish telling him that, if he didn’t learn to relax more, he could end up facing some serious Health Concerns.

“How many times have I asked you to have your special Hot Season Weekly Feature on my desk?”

“Two?” I was guessing.

“The fact is, I’ve lost count, Bee, but it’s way more than two times, and I’m sick of waiting. Our Readers are beecoming impatient, and if there’s one thing I can’t stand, it’s Impatient Readers,” he kinda snarled at me.

“Well, I can absolutely understand that,” I agreed with him. “I mean, there’s nothing more aggravating than a bunch of Impatient Readers who aren’t getting what they expect. I think you should find out who’s beehind the problem and deal with it.”

My Editor just gave me a really dirty look and slammed his rolled-up wing on his desk and said, “That does it.
I’ve told you to come up with your Hot Season Weekly Feature, but you continue to give me nothing.”

“That’s beecause I haven’t come up with anything yet,” I said. “Otherwise, you’d already have it.”

“You have until the end of buzziness today to deliver your first Feature Article, or…” he started to buzz at me.

“Or else?” I asked.

“Precisely!” he shouted at me. “Now get out of my office!”

So I did that.

I guess I have my work cut out for me today. I hope I come up with something. And fast. In the meantime, I think some invigorating Recreational Screen Bouncing would bee just the thing to help me come up with something, probably.

So I’m gonna go do that.

Okay then. I hope everybody has a titillatingly delightful day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

What's all the noise about?

Monday, July 4th, 2016

Once again, it’s Monday! I’m sure that’s why there seems to bee a lot of celebrating going on today.

It’s also very noisy outside. There’s a bunch of sizzlingly, popping, banging, hissing noise going on. It started early this morning, and it hasn’t stopped.

The noise got so bad at one point that Rudy Bee knocked on my door a while ago, very upset about all the racket.


“What,” he asked in a very nervous tone, “ith all thith NOITH?”
“So, you noticed it, too?” I asked.
“Yeth,” he said. “And you know how Noith Thenthitive I am. Thith jutht won’t do. Whenever I’m jutht about to find out jutht WHO ith making all thith noith, it thtopth. Ith very aggravating!”
“Yes it is,” I had to agree with him.

Rudy told me he was gonna go wrap his antennae in cotton balls and hide out inside the Hive Library (it’s very quiet there) until things quieted down.

“My nervth are totally frathelled,” he said. Then he left.

Mine are, too. And I hope this doesn’t go on all night, ya’ know what I mean?

So I got an Urgent Buzz•O•Gram™ from my Editor over the weekend. He said he was gonna bee out of the office today, but he demanded to see me “First Thing Tuesday Morning - OR ELSE”.

Whatever he wants to talk to me about, it must bee important.

Well, the Humans Who Think They Can Predict the Future are saying that it’s gonna bee a beeautiful day, mostly, so I’m gonna go out and enjoy that. Maybee if I’m lucky, I’ll find some Honeysuckle Nectar. I love that stuff, don’t you?

I hope everybody has a fascinatingly independent day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

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