A Florida homeowner discovered an apiary in an inconvenient location.
A shower’s essential to start off the day:
some folks like to linger; for others, a quickie.
Imagine the feelings of shock and dismay
if the showerhead sprayed you with something quite sticky.
Instead of warm water upon you cascading
to mix with some soap and develop a lather,
you found honeybees – eighty-thousand! – invading;
behind the shower wall they’d decided to gather.
Shampoo in your eyes is a sure cause of stinging,
so now let’s surmise how much more you would suffer
if thousands of bees on your bare skin were clinging –
with only a loofah to serve as a buffer.
Removing the hive would require demolition;
repairing the bathroom would cost lots of money.
So let the bees stay in the wall on condition
you won’t say “Buzz off!” in exchange for their honey.