Friday, January 16, 2009


We're pleased to announce that Constance LaFarge of Platte Rouge, Idaho has won Beehive Reader Contest #417. Her sonnet, "The Noble Bee, His Yokes are Shafts of Sunlight" was chosen from among 627 qualified entries. For her effort, Ms. LaFarge wins a Gentle Giant Bee Smoker, courtesy of Artie's Bee Supply, Wickford, VT. Her poem will appear in Best of the Beehive, scheduled for release in spring, 2010.


  1. This is a total rip off!!! I submitted twelve bee sonnets under twelve different names and my writing group said they were my best bee sonnets ever. "Inn then end I only strive/To be a member of the hive"! Top that, Constance ("I have insider contacts") LaFarge! "Bulbous body, tiny wings/ My drowsy bbuzzing sings/ Of Gravity defeated"! Eat that one, Connie baby! I'm heading out to Platte Rouge TODAY! We're going one on one, if she has the nerve. Then we'll see who's king of the Beehive.

  2. Bring it on, pentameter breath!!!