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Lars Ploughmann

Maybe the bees are trying to tell us something. Yesterday, they blocked a U.S. Airways Express flight from taking off, by taking over a device called a “tug,” which, the AP explains, “pushes the airplane back from the gate.” No tug, no flight.

This has happened before, as Grist List has noted. Last time it was a plane wing.

Maybe the bees just want a vacation. Maybe they’re angry about something, like pollution or climate change. Maybe it’s just a coincidence. We’re not sure yet, but, just so you know, bees, we’re watching you.