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Sep 25, 2007

Of Birds and Bee(hives)

Don't get me wrong with this post but I was able to talk to a concerned parent and shared with me that recently he and his family cleaned up one of the classrooms at Garapan Elementary School and found out that there were at least three beehives that could pose hazard to kids. This source said these hives are at the facade of the school where children go in and out of the premises. He said during the clean up he was even chased by bees. He said he had informed the principal and hoping that the school had all ready done something about it, only to find out when he came back he found the hives are still there. He expressed disappointment with the principal.

Ok, as I said don't get me wrong.

There are issues that could surround this, like PSS doesn't have that much fund to hire secretary in the public schools and probably maintenance people to do such jobs. Oh well...

20 comments:

Jeff said...

I complained about the lizards, the boonie dogs and the heat, but she didn't fix that, either. What are you doing all day Boni?

Anonymous said...

(noni) this post seems to be coincidentally strategically timed... but in all fairness jeff, bees 'specially boony bees are a danger... in all fairness to half... why didn't the man who was helping clean up at the school remove the hives himself? you know if he's so worried about the kids and all.

see half... i am not only full of sh#@, i am full of fair also...

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rev said...

is there a law about it? not removing the beehives?

Jeff said...

There are literally hundreds of little bees' nests at Southern, and probably every school. This is Saipan.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

DDT the little bastards.

Find cranky old guys with little to do, send them around to the schools to de-bee-ify them.

rev said...

how about a man'amko (this comment was transpired by news that government should hire more man'amko)

Boni said...

The minute this person called (I'm assuming it was this person) to let me know, the maintenance were on it and I watched. It may not be the same hive, but we will do another search around campus. Bees, the worms in some of the trees that are seasonal, gnats, rats,cockroaches, they are all unwelcomed at GES. Excuse me while I check on it. Thanks for the tip, it would have been easier for him to call me, than to have it posted, but no matter, it's still a concern and I'm on it:)

Boni said...

Let me clarify: bees and other animals are welcome provided they sign in and obtain a visitor's pass. Otherwise, we would disturb the natural order of things. They guys said they took care of "lots of bee hives", but they will go and check again.

Jeff: The lizards eat the flies, we have adopted our boonie dogs and cats, and the heat? Well, I'm submitting a PO to take care of the heat.

Noni: I'm not sure why he didn't. But I sure know he relished the opportunity to draw attention to it. I acknowledge your fairness and raise you a smile.

BTW: The maintenance left that day with bee sting welts all over, so I distinctly remember the hives, then and on other occasions being taken down. I could say more about your informant Marconi, but that's for another time.

Jeff said...

Are you looking for a job, Bruce.

lil_hammerhead said...

The Manamko! :) Now that's funny. Imagine a squad of over 75 grandmas and grandpas weilding sticks and cans of raid and running around the school with protective bee-hats on.

lil_hammerhead said...

By over 75 - I mean years old (not 75 individuals). Poor bees.

rev said...

jeff - lol
boni - the post didnt come from marconi.
lil hammerhead, the yeah, but some manamko are still qualified, who knows.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Have bee hat will travel.

Boni said...

Writers: thank you for the information. We have two custodians, two tradesmen and over 800 kids. Should be enough maintenance. You think?

Bruce: We could use your services at any time. We are out a bilingual teacher, have been for a while.

I have to say THANK YOU to POWER for cleaning up GES regularly!! I saw the photos in the newspaper. We have lots of parents cleaning, bushcutting, etc. during the weekends and they do most of it anonymously. They are a godsend and we wouldn't be able to do it without them. We haven't had money for gas since last Spring. Every couple of weeks teachers pitch in a dollar or so to feed our van, lawn mower, bush cutter and truck. Teachers here are such a team. I need to update the school blog, but doing the secretary's job is priority right now. Have a good lunch ya'll! The $1 soup at Himawari rocks.

Anonymous said...

Just make sure to teach the kids what to do when they get bee stings..yep..urine to the rescue..

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Boni, I would like to help but the only two languages I know are cynical and ironic.

I can work in angry and overbearing every once in a while. would that qualify me for Quadralingual teaching?

Anonymous said...

bees polinate plants and flowers (and sting stangers) and geckos eat the bees. as for coakroaches, I still have not figure out their purpose on planet earth.

Bruce A. Bateman said...

Cockroaches are here to provide impetus to Raid and Black Flag common stock prices.

rev said...

cockroaches complete the ambiance in bars here ya know...;-)

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