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As we go for our drives around the country-side, we see beehives everywhere. Occasionally we see the beekeepers, covered in their protective clothing, tending to the hives.

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The hives make honey available to lovers of locally-produced sugar. They also ensure the pollination of our apple orchards and fields of blueberries.

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beekeeper

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bees smoke-drowsy   rag smoulders   swung slowly   protected thick

in net and cotton   wicking folds   into beeswax   candle flame

pours golden   through panes   in the honeycomb

streamers   sweet circles   sink into bread

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hollows of air

yeast-filled

and honey

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the bee stings

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but the beekeeper never flinches

flicks it from his fingers

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spit and mud

for a poultice

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Published as ‘beekeeper’, Canadian Stories 17 (95), February/March 2014

This poem is also part of the collection within easy reach, Chapel Street Editions, 2017

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Copyright Jane Tims 2017

Written by jane tims

June 21, 2017 at 7:42 am

beekeeper

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beekeeper

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1.

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bees smoke-drowsy   rag smoulders   swung slowly   protected thick

in net and cotton   wicking folds   into beeswax   candle flame

pours golden   through panes   in the honeycomb

streamers   sweet circles   sink into bread

~

hollows

yeast-filled

and honey

~

2.

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bee sting

unexpected

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beekeeper

never flinches

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flicks the bee

from his fingers

~

spit and mud

for a poultice

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Published as: ‘beekeeper’, Canadian Stories 17 (95), February/March 2014

Copyright  2014   Jane Tims

Written by jane tims

March 19, 2014 at 7:03 am

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