bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Saturday, October 16, 2004

A culture of fear

Am I alone in thinking that the following story is a load of old codswallop?

There is an article in an Oregon (USA) newspaper about “funnel stinging”. It claims that “most runners” are experts at being stung. Apparently:
Running shorts are great bee funnelling devices and thus add to the excitement of running in bee country. The shorts open up a tiny bit at each stride and this allows the bee to slip into the short for a clean shot of your non-bee zone.
I don't think I'll go on. But the article does. It certainly lends great credence to the idea that someone out there is trying to frighten us with fatuous scares.

Hands up out there: how many of you have been stung whilst out running? Is Oregon such wonderful bee country? If so, I must go there.


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