A short story about a honey bee hive that has a bad disease.
"All no! The honey bees are sick with stonebrood!" said Howard the bee keeper while observing and seeing the disease. (This is a fungal disease that causes honey bees to become mummified according to research I did on Google).
"What am I suppose to do now? Now I'm not going to be able to sell any more honey! There's no known cure for this either!" said Howard disappointingly.
There's a honey bee called the drone. He is the king of the honey bees and he loves the queen honey bee. He also gathers pollen with the other honey bees. He and his queen know that their hive is sick and they also don't know what they're going to do about it.
"Honey, I'm sick and so are all of the other bees. I don't know what we're going to do. Everyone's behaving like a mummy and they're dying. What are we going to do?" said the queen to her king.
"I don't know my love. I'm sick too. I heard from the other hive near by that they're healthy and strong. There's a lady named Jill that tends to their hive that grows all kinds of flowers at her house. We've never been there before. I wonder if it has something to do with her flowers? I'm going to go over there now and find out for us," said the drone to his queen.
"Thank you honey, good luck!" said the queen bee to the drone.
The drone goes to Jill's house and sees all kinds of flowers. It's spring time so there are lilies, daffodils, tulips and lilacs. The lilacs are white, the lilies are pink or white, the daffodils are white with a yellow center and the tulips are either white or pink.
"Wow, I love these flowers. I'm going to get all of the different ones I can now. There's another honey bee from the other colony," said the drone from Howard the bee keeper's farm's colony.
"I see that you're new here. We're so healthy and strong because Jill is a wizard and she puts only light and love into all of her flowers. It makes us feel good too. Her flower's nectar also tastes better than normal flowers taste," said the worker female honey bee from Jill's colony.
"That's wonderful. Our colony's sick. I'm going to try her flowers and see if it helps cure us," said the desperate drone from Howard's colony.
"Good luck to you!" said the female honey bee from Jill's colony.
The male drone from Howard's colony visited every different flower at Jill's place. He too loved how the nectar tasted. When he went back to his hive, he told his queen about how good the nectar tasted. Then they told the entire hive about it.
"Honey, Jill's flower's nectar not only tastes great, I'm feeling better! A honey bee from Jill's colony told me that's why they're so healthy and strong. Maybe we can all get better now from her flowers!" exclaimed the drone to his queen merrily.
"That's great love! Keep bringing more back to us. I want to try some too!" said the queen happily to her drone.
After every honey bee and the drone went to Jill's house to taste the nectar there, they all felt better including the queen! All of them were happy about this. After a short while, the disease was completely gone. The drone went back to Jill's house and thanked her for helping to heal his colony. Jill was happy to hear about this and sent him back to his colony with lots of love.
"Wow! You're all better! It's a miracle! Now I can start selling my honey again!" said Howard happily, wondering how his honey bees got better from a disease that wasn't suppose to have a known cure. Howard sold lots of honey and his customers not only commented on how great it tasted, they also told him that after they drank some in hot tea, they got over their sickness the same day.
~ The End! ~