He said that now it seems that this particular bee is also coming to offer his respects to Srila Prabhupada.
The roof is a convenient place for Srila Prabhupada to take his morning walk. Its sizable 45-foot width by 150-foot-long expanse is large enough for him to get sufficient exercise without having to leave the building. It also limits the number of devotees who accompany him to just a few senior men. The panorama from the roof is magnificent. From that single vantage point, Prabhupada can view what is going on within our entire compound. The perimeter of the roof is profusely decorated with potted plants and tulasi trees, creating a pleasurable, natural ambience.
A peculiar event has been occurring each morning. Just after Prabhupada arrives on the roof, a very large black bee appears. It flies around Prabhupada and his party a few times, as if in circumambulation. Then it comes to rest atop a small concrete spire marking the spot where the Deities stand in the temple room, four floors below.
Tamal Krishna Maharaja today remarked that it appears to be just like one of the black bees described in Krishna book, which constantly fly around Lord Sri Krishna in glorification of His Supreme Personality. He said that now it seems that this particular bee is also coming to offer his respects to Srila Prabhupada.
Prabhupada appreciated his sentiments. He even stopped to inspect the bee for a minute before it flew off.
Reference: Transcendental Diary Volume 1
Author: Hari Sauri Dasa