Photo-a-Day (Saturday, 14th August, 2021)
Good clear photo Mick of a White Tailed Bumble. https://www.bumblebeeconservation.org/white-tailed-bumblebees/white-tailed-bumblebee/
Thats a really good one Mick !
Love seeing the bees smothering certain flowers. Although there doesn't seem as many this year on the Lavender in my garden. I don't know why, the rain could be one reason...( I hope this is a Wigan bee btw...)
Tree bumble bee. Do not harm them, they are very gentle and are non aggressive unless provoked.
Thats a good photo Mick saying its only been taken with a Lumix
When I see a bumble bee It makes me think back to sunday afternoons visiting my grandmother and eating runny honey on toast.
Veronica: This is a Wigan bee, it’s drunk with the nectar, and it’s got a white hairy bum!
Yes. It does look like it's staggering John G...
My mate has revived many a bumbley, when he sees one flat out on the floor he gets a bit of honey or sugar water and drips a bit along side the poor exhausted bumble. The next thing is it sucks on the fluid and within seconds it's revived and off it goes on it's merry way.
I'm glad you told us that peewee, I have come across bees looking as if they're not long for this world - I'll try that experiment with honey...thanks.
Me too peebee, both Bumbles and Honey Bees, it's surprising how quick they pick up with wings flapping at nineteen to the dozen before take off. Give your mate a pat on the back, but tell him not to bother with wasps - they won't thank you for it only sticking their stinger in, just for the fun of it.
I always keep a jar of honey for that purpose,I keep a chopstick to stick in the jar and lay it alongside of the ailing bee..it's lovely seeing as Cyril says the flapping of wings which means they're ready for flying away..I think they just get exhausted from collecting as much pollen as they can.
Great picture but I can’t quite recognize what part of Wigan it is taken in?