- Nov 1, 2003
A long time ago, there was a beehive in the middle of a forest. Every day, worker bees went to the fields, gathered pollen, and brought it back to make honey. The bees had a problem, though. Occasionally, an intruder came around, such as a bear who wanted the honey, or kids who threw rocks at the hive. Finally, the bees got tired of it. They built an alarm system for the hive. A bee could pull a lever, which triggered the alarm. The bees could come back to protect their home. One bee was exclusively assigned that job. He was named the "Lever Bee." He had to be constantly on the alert. And that''s why people say, "I''m as ready as a Lever Bee."