Military Bee

The San Diego adventure concluded last night, and I recalled that one of our first site-seeing stops was also a honeybee moment. It happened on the retired aircraft carrier Midway. It is a floating museum that opened in 2004 and seems to get a huge amount of traffic.

Up on the flight deck, I sat down on a bench and discovered a rather small stowaway:

The wind blew strongly across the deck, and she crawled next to my shoe to take advantage of the windbreak. Then she crawled onto my shoe:

I took her ashore thinking that she might be able to recover enough to fly home if I got her out of the sea breeze. It’s funny how often honeybees pop up when your eye is programmed to spot them in any situation :)