In June 2020, an artist published a Tweet saying her parents are beekeepers, who sent her this image from a fellow French bee keeper /2
On the thread, people umm-ed & aah-ed about the bees & their skill, how amazing nature is. It was liked over 60,000 & retweeted nearly 10,000 times.
But! I had seen this image before. /3
By this time I had done a Google Image Search on the picture. Lots of hits. "Beekeeper forgot to put the frame..." "Beekeeper forgets to put frame..." Hmm. They're from all over the world, and there seems to have been a swell around Feb 2020. /6
"By the way, we *also* have bees, who are busy making honey for our shop". /9
Brian says in reply to the NT FB post (some 16 weeks ago, which puts us around the time of the Feb 2020 @mymodernmet story, when perhaps Brian became aware of it circulating again):
"I made this."
Although, Dana doesn't appear to believe him. /11
So I tagged the NT and Brian on the FB post and asked. /20
"I do want to do another but each season comes around and I don't get to it. I'll do one this year. Still trying to decide what to do."
Let's see what the internet makes of that. 🧐
35/35 THE END.