Rituals

The Night Life of Bees

Adult-only spelling bees, born of nostalgia and spiked with alcohol, have become increasingly popular social activities for brainy hipsters in their 20’s and 30’s at bars and community centers from Brooklyn to Spokane, Wash. Gone are the days when the sole opportunity to demonstrate one’s spelling aptitude was in school. A new kind of bee has emerged, one where participants tackle baffling words between flirty smiles and sips of Yuengling.

www.nytimes.com/2005/09/29/fashion/thursdaystyles/the-night-life-of-bees.html