July 14, 2021

Putting the Buzz in Buzzed



Putting the Buzz in Buzzed
Hopefully, these critters will "bee"have themselves this summer.  Photo by Sally Millar via Unsplash

The Forestry Committee of the Moscow region is warning residents to steer clear of any bumbling drunk bees as the weather keeps heating up. No, the bees are not dipping into the country's great supply of vodka, but with such high temperatures due to the heatwave, it's possible that the bee's usual food source, flower nectar, may begin to ferment. 

This isn't an entirely uncommon occurrence and is nothing for residents to be worried about. Not surprisingly, drunk bees aren't more aggressive than they would be in their sober condition, just more clumsy and confused (much like their human counterparts, might we add).

So let's be kind to our small drunk friends so that they can get back to making delicious Russian honey!

Oh, and don't smile at foxes.

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