Sunday, January 23, 2011

A Bee Drink

When I was a child, I remember being curious about bees.  I had never been stung by one yet, so I did not realize how painful it would be to be attacked by one. 

While I was walking home one day, I noticed a bee hive near my friend's house.  I decided to take a peek at the hive.  Soon, the bees started angrily swarming around me.  There were bees in my hair and on my clothes.  I had also been stung.

I started to run and scream towards my house, trying to quickly get the bees off of me.  My mom tried to get the rest of the bees out of my hair and off of my clothes.  It was terrifying and I vowed to never look into a bee hive again.  However, it was not my last bee sting.  I somehow ended up stepping on a bee while playing in the grass.

Bee stings are extremely painful - a constant, throbbing pain.  I continue to fear bees, although I believe I can handle the pain much more these days.  But I am still afraid.

While in Indonesia, my host mom wanted to stop and get a drink on the side of the road.  She asked me if I wanted one and I thought, "Sure, why not?" We got out of the car and sat down on over turned buckets when I noticed bees everywhere!  I wondered, "Why are there bees everywhere!?"  I learned they were for our drinks.

No bees were used in the actual drinks.  But from what it seemed, the bees are used to keep a certain ingredient within the drink, fresh.  Too bad I did not understand what was being said at the time.  All I know is that I enjoyed a drink that bees were responsible for making delicious.

Anyone know the name of this drink?


  1. That is a strange drink! I actually saw people put bees or the whole bee hive in a bottle of wine and drink it. But not as you described here.

  2. Whole bee hive in a bottle of wine?? Whoa LOL I don't know if I could do that. hehehe That's interesting though.

  3. I know the name of the drink! It is "Es Dawet". The bees are not included in the drink. The tape (wrapped in banana leaves) make bees gathered nearby. but not mixed into the drink. =)

  4. Thanks for the comment Ayes!! =) I couldn't remember the name of the drink. Yes, thank goodness there were no bees in the drink. hehehe It was good.


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