April 22, 2009

The Humble Bumble Bee

We've been constructing a new garden in this gorgeous weather and this weekend the first wave of big bumblebees were out collection nectar and pollen from the early flowers. I just love how furry and round they are.

The biggest bumbles are the queens and contrary to popular belief, they do have stingers! They seldom use
them though, as they are content to lumber about their bizzz and seldom even bother with nearby people. The drones will hatch out midsummerand they are the ones without stingers.

Since they are so placid, they let you get up real close to take a picture.


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