The Community Service continues...

Friday, June 24, 2016

So, I guess I was supposed to have something on my Editor’s Desk today for my First New Hot Season Weekly Feature, and which was supposed to bee published in today’s Bee Times Gazette Journal Record …and Online News.

I hope he’s not too highly disappointed that I didn’t quite get around to doing that. After all, I’m sure the Sun will come up tomorrow morning, as usual, even if I didn’t get everything done I was supposed to. Probably. The fact is, I ran out of time.

I blame the Community Service. That has been tremendously time-consuming so far.

Yesterday, I Served the Community by spending a massive amount of time cleaning up after a bunch of amazingly rude Transient Bees that have been hanging around here and making a nuisance of themselves. They keep making a huge mess of things. So I just didn’t have the time to even think about my Feature Column while I was buzzy doing that.

I think just about every today and tomorrow is gonna bee pretty much like yesterday when it comes to that, at least until I’m done with those 87 hours of Community Service.

I only have 81.36275 hours left beefore I finish that.

So, Kevin (my Illegitimate Nephew) just woke up and came around the corner to tell me that my Editor had left me several messages while I was out yesterday, and that I’m supposed to get back to him at my “Earliest Possible Opportunity”. Of course, I’m not sure when that’s gonna bee… and I’m also not sure that I’m all that anxious to talk to my Editor anyway, especially that soon. I’m sure he’ll just tell me I hafta get to work -or else - and I really don’t need to hear that right now.

I think he’s just gonna hafta wait.

Beesides, it’s the weekend and I don’t work on weekends, so I’ll buzz by his Office on Monday, probably.

I hope everybody has a legendarily fascinating weekend!

I’ll see ya’ on Monday!

Sounds as if Georgie ran into a little trouble...

Thursday, June 23, 2016

So, I was arrested for trespassing yesterday.

I didn’t see that coming.

I was simply going around, asking everybody what they think my Special Column should bee. I wasn’t trying to cause trouble.

There was this one green door I ran across, about a half a bush down from the Hive. I wasn’t sure who lived there, but I knocked, and this really old-looking bug came to the door.

At first, I didn’t recognise him, but it turned out to bee Mo, for buzzin’ out loud Seriously now. What’s he even doing here?

You remember Mo, right? He’s Curly’s brother. I thought he’d left a long time ago. I have no idea what he’s doing here, but he didn’t seem to bee himself at all. And he looked terrible.


“MO?” I said.

“WHAT?” he kind shouted at me, which I thought was awfully rude. “WHADYA’ WANT?”

“Mo, it’s me, Georgie Bee.”


“Oh, I’m sorry. I was just…” I about to say.

“WHADYA’ WANT?” Mo (and least I think it was Mo) shouted again.

“I’m here today,” I said, “to take a survey of all my loyal, faithful, loving Readers about what Special Thing they’d like me to include in my weekly column during this Hot Season.”


“My Readers,” I told him.


“But I…” I started to explain.

“THAT DOES IT. I’M CALLING THE FUZZ.” Then he did that, then the Fuzz showed up and arrested me for Second-and-a-half-Degree Trespassing, which is punishable by a fine of 27 Pounds of Honey and/or 87 Hours of Community Service.

Oh geeeeeeeze.

I think I’m gonna take the Community Service.

So that’s what I hafta do today.

I hope everybody has a fabulously tremendous day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie's collecting opinions, apparently...

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Okay, I still haven’t figured out what kind of Special Feature Item I’m gonna bee doing every week for the Bee Times Gazette Journal Record and Online News, but I might have a few ideas.

First, I heard a rumour that one of my BeePs thinks I should start doing my weekly Movie Reviews again. I dunno. Maybee. Of course, that would mean that I’d hafta start sneaking into theatres to see a bunch of movies and stuff, and that while I was buzzy watching those, I’d probably miss the New Season of “Bees Have Talent, Also” (so far, I hope that bee who can juggle three other bees while balancing on one antennae on a tightrope wins, though that one kazzzzoo player is awfully good…). I don't wanna miss that.

OR, maybee I could start up my Advice Column again, though the last time I checked, that lawsuit is still pending from the last time I gave advice. (Something about somebody not ever speaking to somebody else forever or something … I still don’t know why they’re blaming me.)

Somebody else suggested that I should start a Cooking Corner, and share all the most Famous Secret Recipes with everybody. I asked Great Grandma Gee Gee if maybee she’d give everybody her recipe for Royal Honeychew Krisp Cookies. She said, “Well, dear, no I won’t share that. It’s too precious.” But I’m still thinking about the thing with cooking.

I thought about doing a cartoon strip, but when I mentioned it to Sunshine the other day, she said, “I’m not sure that would work. You usually talk too much for that, and for a cartoon strip to work, you have to keep it simple. You're not simple.” (But I might try it anyway, I just dunno.)

Ya’ know what? I think I’m maybee gonna conduct an Opinion Poll of all my loyal, faithful, loving Readers, and see what everybody else thinks. That would bee a great idea. I’ll get the Official List of Subscribers from my Editor, and go around asking everybody what they’d enjoy reading this Hot Season. Then I’ll do that.

Oh, and any of my BeePs can chime in, if you want to - not that you’d have the same tastes as everybody in the Hive, probably. But I think it’s a good thing to collect as many opinions as possible, don't you?

So I’m gonna go do that right now.

I hope everybody has a miraculously pleasant day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Georgie's going to need to find his Thinking Cap...

Tuesday, June 21, 2016


So, I went to see my Editor yesterday. Geeeeeeeze.

“Bee,” he said.
“Yes?” I said.
“Do you happen to realise that yesterday was the First Official Day of the New Hot Season?”
“Yes,” I said. “It’s really hot out, isn’t it?”
“That observation has absolutely nothing to do with the fact the Hot Season has started at this publication…” he started to say.
“Well, that’s not exactly accurate to say, is it?” I kinda interrupted him. “I mean, it’s hot out beecause it’s the Hot Season. After all, if it weren’t hot out, it would probably still bee the Warm Season, or even maybee the Cool Sea…”
“Stop talking, Bee,” he said. “You’re missing my point completely.”
“I am?” I asked.
“Yes, you are. Then he started pointing his wing at me and started sounding kinda mad or something.

“Do you realise that the first issue of the Hot Season Edition of the Bee Times Gazette Journal Record and Online News came out yesterday?” he asked me.
“I did not know that,” I said. (Somehow, I forgot to renew my subscription.)
“Well, you should have. And do you know what else you should have known?” he asked.
“Uh… that you printed it on flame retardant material this year, so there wouldn’t bee a repeat of last year’s terrible mishap?” I asked.
“No,” he said. “What you should have known, Bee, is that you were expected to beegin whatever it is that will bee your Hot Season Special Column, and have it in my wings beefore the first issue was delivered.”
“I was?” I don’t ever remember him saying anything like that.
“You were. But you didn’t. But now, you must. I want to see something on my desk from you beefore the end of the week.”
“Or else?” I asked.
“Or else,” he said. Then he told me to get out of his office.


Instead of just beeing able to relax this week - and Hot Season, as I had planned to do, I hafta go figure this out what it is that I’m gonna put on his desk, or else.

So I’m gonna do that.

I hope everybody has a festively cooperative day!

I’ll see ya’ later!

Welcome to the First Day of the New Hot Season!

Monday, June 20, 2016


It’s not only Monday, but it’s the First Official Day of the New Hot Season! And it feels like it. It’s a perfect day to just stay inside and watch my Stories.

By the way, I had a great time with ButterCup and her swarm in the Pollinating Association Retreat over the weekend. Of course, all they ever seemed to do was to talk about pollinating, and about the mountain wildflowers that were in blossom. That got very old very fast, but at least it was nice to get away for a little while.

I think it would have been a perfect trip, except that for some reason, I forgot to pack any socks. For the whole weekend, I was sickles, and I don’t mind tell you that my feet are feeling highly blistered. But I’m sure they’ll heal, probably.

By the way, my Editor had left a message that he needs to see me first thing Monday morning. Or else. Of course, I’ve already messed that up, since I decided to do THIS first, but it sounded important, so pretty soon, I need to go there.

I hope he’s in a good mood, cause I am.

Well, I hope everybody has a fantastic First Day of the Hot Season!

I’ll see ya’ later!

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