BEEN A WHILE since I wrote on this here bog. I have been too busy with TG Daily and stuff to “post” stuff, as they say beyond these shores. It is still May in Oxford.
Oxford continues to amaze. Yesterday I had the kitchen door open and I saw a Bumble Bee fly into the kitchen. Had a quick dekko, but thought the pollinating one had the sense to fly out.
No such luck. Coming down to the kitchen this morning, I saw the poor woebegone on the kitchen window, feebly twitching one antenna and a leg.
I carefully picked her up with an envelope – the workers are always she so have stings – and put her into the path of the Sun.
In 30 seconds, she’d warmed up. She turned first left, first right and then left again. The Sun had warmed her and off she flew to pollinate again.
Now was this a mercy? Worker Bumble Bees have about a three week life span. But they are cheery souls, and happily work without reward, apart from the energy nectar they drink when they collect pollen for the beehive.
Unlike wasps. Who also labour for sugar, but are natural born killers.
I have read your articles and knew that you are working at TGDAILY. Thanks for working [BTW] and sugar for it. Ohhh: and encouraging the hive, as well.
‘Dekho’ was new for me.
I have a cross between Shephard and Chow Chow (wizardly dekkodent), and she uses the screened porch as her lair.
The door must be kept open, and this actuates the demising of many a poor woebegone, and recently a humming bird; I managed to save one last year, but Molly beat me to the last. She’s a natural born killer, as well.
Add noseeum; that which was intended as a haven from, has become a death-trap foi.
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Frankly, it sounds like you have got a bee in your bonnet…. ;-)
“Now was this a mercy? Worker Bumble Bees have about a three week life span. But they are cheery souls, and happily work without reward, apart from the energy nectar they drink when they collect pollen for the beehive.”
Pure poetry. Keep up the good work. You know, there´s people writing self-help books with this kind of stuff.
It might not make you rich but you will have plenty of sugar.