Re: Elementary, my dear Watson.
- here's the dialogue if i heard correctly:Sherlock: You remember the rare bee I was given for proving that Jarold Lyden had been poisoned?Watson: The bee in the box sure...S: Osmia avosetta is its own species which means it should not be able to reproduce with other kinds of bees and yet nature is infinitely wily...W: So box bee got another bee pregnant?S: Quite so... which means they should be reclassified as an entirely new species, the first newborn of which is about to crawl its way to sunlight.**they show a short clip of this "new" bee emerging from a cell in Sherlock's observation hive, it looks like a honeybee drone.**W: Oh my god...S: As the discoverer of the species the privilege of naming the creatures fall to me. Allow me to introduce you to Euglossa watsonii.W: You named a bee after me? You named a bee after me!**another clip of a bee emerging, it looks like a honeybee worker.**S: There should be dozens more within the hour. If you like I can come get you once they're all here.W: It's alright. I think I'll just watch.**end of show**i cringed. but at least O avosetta got mentioned in a prime time hit show... right?
- About the Sherlock Homes Bee(s):Anita, Eli and others,The show ending was far some scientifically accurate. This collage is not Osmia avosetta, but is a visual take on the shows science. As I noted in my Ethnobeeology FB post, Sherlock Holmes has a long and varied history with beekeeping, which has been revived recently in books and now television.On Mon, May 20, 2013 at 3:30 AM, Anita M. Collins <frozenbeedoc@...> wrote:Did anyone catch last week's episode of Elementary? At the end of the show, Sherlock is sitting on the roof contemplating two VERY tall observation hives. Apis, I supposed. However he revealed that he had crossed an Apis with an Osmia and gotten a hybrid Euglossinae which he was naming after Watson. ;o) LOL!AnitaIf we knew what we were doing, it wouldn't be called research.