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Photo-a-Day  (Thursday, 9th April, 2020)

What's the time Anne?

What's the time Anne?

Photo: Anne  (Leica C-Lux 3)
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Comment by: Mick on 9th April 2020 at 00:34

Its 11.15 Mr Bee, time for a cup of tea.

Comment by: Pw on 9th April 2020 at 06:57

Had similar bees in the garden yesterday, all very docile,also bumblebees coming out of a bird box.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th April 2020 at 07:36

What would we do without the 'humble' bee.....just think about it.

You were quick taking this one Anne

Comment by: Poet on 9th April 2020 at 07:43

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.

Comment by: Julie on 9th April 2020 at 08:08

Blimey you was brave!

Comment by: Veronica on 9th April 2020 at 08:27

Anne you were brave doing that !
I would have jumped sky high....good photo.

Comment by: irene roberts on 9th April 2020 at 09:49

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.

Comment by: Anne on 9th April 2020 at 12:11

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.

Comment by: Helen of Troy on 9th April 2020 at 12:50

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.

Comment by: Cyril on 9th April 2020 at 15:35

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.

Comment by: peebee on 9th April 2020 at 18:36

You couldn't do that with a wasp.:(

Comment by: Peter on 10th April 2020 at 08:44

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.

Comment by: Maureen on 10th April 2020 at 12:32

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.

Comment by: Dougie on 11th April 2020 at 20:28

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

Comment by: janet on 13th April 2020 at 10:50

is it a rolex ann

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