'Twas the day before Christmas eve, and what should I do? Why, open up a hive, to do a mountaincamp or two! The smoker I did light, To prepare for any fight. I was about to make such a clatter, Just to see if anything was the matter. The weather was nice, mid 50's and sunny, I checked their comb, still plenty of honey. I didn't know what to expect when I opened up their house, But not a problem did I find, not even a mouse. On went the paper, the sugar on top of that, Now those bees are going to get fat. Seeing these bees healthy was an early present for me, but now it's time, to go see what's under my tree. As I was replacing the lid, I tilted my head just right, to hear the queen as she said, Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good flight!