I believe this is a bug, unless I'm using this very forum to make a fool of myself.
In episode 1, when trying to get rid of the bees in town, I made Mrs. Gabberley leave for her apartment. Then, before putting the frying pan on the newsstand, I stupidly pulled the bar that holds the store's awning. Now, once it's closed. sending the bees there after jiggling the pipe does absolutely nothing. Unfortunately, I also don't have any saved games from before that.
What should I do?