Seventh-grader Archie Tassot knows a thing or two about honeybees. His parents own Tassot Apiaries Inc. in Califon, after all. At Sunday's season opening of the Morristown Farmers Market, Archie shared a few insect insights. First off, bees die after stinging you--so you really have to aggravate them to get stung. "It's like, 'I'm going to die, so I might as well hurt you!'" Archie said.
And as for mating...the Queen literally rips off the drone's reproductive
equipment. "The drone is done," Archie intoned. So next time you ladle a
glob of honey onto your Grape Nuts, take a moment and thank the drones.