"Ha! Ha! Ha! Iíve got the whole
flower garden to myself," giggled Eddie. "There are no other bees in
sight. Iíll have all the pollen I want." He buzzed over to a bright red
poppy and began to gather pollen.
A few minutes later several other
bees flew into the garden. Eddie looked at them. "Hey! I was here first!
Go and find your own flowers!"
The bees landed on the poppy next to
him. "Eddie, thereís only a few of us. Canít we share the flowers with
you? Weíll stay out of your way."
Eddie sighed. "All right. Since
there are only a few bees I suppose you can stay, but donít come near the
poppies. Theyíre mine!" They flew over to the rose bushes and began to
A while later a few more bees came.
"Not more bees!" Eddie grumbled. "Now there are a lot of bees, which means
less pollen for me." The bees flew around the daisies and geraniums. "I
suppose itís all right, as long as they donít come near the poppies." He
went back to gathering his poppy pollen.
As the day went on, more and more
bees arrived in the flower garden. Eddie had no choice except to try to
ignore them. "More and more bees. This is the most bees Iíve ever seen. I
thought Iíd have this flower garden to myself," he complained. So many
bees kept coming into the garden that Eddie started getting annoyed. They
were landing on the poppies and crowding him. "Iím getting out of here.
There are too many bees!" He flew away, looking for a flower with no bees
around it. "Aha! Thereís one." He landed on a orange nasturtium. "This
will have to do."
A while later a few bees came flying
by. "Oh no you donít. Youíre not having this nasturtium!" Eddie snapped.
The other bees didnít dare land and flew off. Eddie spent the rest of the
day by himself, enjoying his flower.