THRUSQUIRRELEYES, taught me this. She knows almost everything. But these bees were different, and very aggressive! They buzzed me and buzzed me! I must have been a sight, standing on the corner swinging my arms around and trying to cover my head with my camera. A huge swarm finally chased me back to the car, and I am incredibly lucky that I wasn't stung. I had to wonder if they were African bees, at least partially. But then I got to thinking. The crab apple tree gets it's name from the word "crabbed", meaning crooked, disagreeable, or ill tempered. Because not only is the tree crooked like a crab, but the fruit is very disagreeable and sour. So these bees were just full of that crabby, ill tempered nectar. I'll think twice before snapping a crab apple tree again.
"Show the wonder of your great love, you who save by your right hand those who take refuge in you from their foes. Keep me as the apple of your eye, hide me in the shadow of your wings..." Psalm 17:7,8