Photo-a-Day (Thursday, 9th April, 2020)
What's the time Anne?
Its 11.15 Mr Bee, time for a cup of tea.
Had similar bees in the garden yesterday, all very docile,also bumblebees coming out of a bird box.
What would we do without the 'humble' bee.....just think about it.
You were quick taking this one Anne
What remarkable composure Anne. I like bees but as soon as one appears I instinctively hover somewhere between break dancing and serving an imaginary tennis ball.
Blimey you was brave!
Anne you were brave doing that !
I would have jumped sky high....good photo.
I remember playing "What Time is it, Mr. Wolf?" but wouldn't be brave enough to ask, "What Time is it, Mr. Bee?"! Good photo, Anne.
Not brave at all. Just a show of bravado. I knew this species is as Pw says very docile. It is a European bee, found its way across the channel by its self. Common name Tree bumblebee. I think it was attracted by the stuff I scrub my hands in. When it had crawled about and I had got a good piccy I was able to pick it up and put on a plant.
Not sure I would do the same with our native bumblebees.
My daughter keeps bees, 2 hives. She tells me you have got to be in a calm frame of mind when you are working with them, she never goes to them if she a bit tetchy, she says they sense it straight away.
Bumbles have been decimated and thankfully were put on the protective species list, though some folks still kill them - which they shouldn't, they will not sting you unless severely provoked, and solitary bees don't have a sting. Has Helen says 'where would we be' - exactly, we wouldn't survive very long without bees to pollinate our food crops.
You couldn't do that with a wasp.:(
Regularly rescue bumble bees which have been blown onto their backs on the pavement by the traffic slipstream, and put them out of harm's way.
Never been stung.
This is my third time eying to put a comment on..just to say..a friend of mine was in our garden when she saw a massive bumblebee on a tree and she stroked it..how brave is that.
Said this many times about things being past down, I remember as a young lad being shown which bee you could pick up that would not sting, but can't tell now, looking back and thinking we did more damage to the environment as the kids of today
is it a rolex ann