|Sometimes, people ask me why I am so fascinated by bees. They see that I take pictures of bees and that I actively seek out bees. Usually, my bee portraits are of bumblebees, because they actually stick around to be photographed.
Here are some interesting facts about honeybees.
And… when you go to a picnic… bees like sweet stuff, such as soft drinks. Please do not drink your soft drink directly out of a can. Pour it into a clear cup, preferably one with a lid and straw. Then you can see what’s gotten into your cup before you drink your beverage. A swallowed bee is not a happy bee, and you’re likely to feel the effects of the bee’s unhappiness. Stay safe and enjoy the beautiful outdoors.
Do you have any bee stories to share?
5 thoughts on “The bee post”
I had no idea there were bees that don't have a stinger! My only bee stories are about being stung as a child, unfortunately. But there was a brief time in my adult life when using local honey in my tea healed my allergies. And I've always wondered why honey can have different flavors. I can't remember which one I like, and now, have grown used to the taste of cane sugar as a sweetener. Which bad, because my allergies are a year-round companion. Thanks for this informative post!
Here is Australia we have native stingless bees. Sadly most of us, like Jeanine are familiar with the sting of a bee, and so are hesitant to find out more about them. I have an allergy to bee stings too, so, despite loving what they do, I freak out a bit when they come near me. Luckily no stings for many years now. Interesting post.
there are as many as 4,000 species of native bee's in north america, many of which can be found in the Great Lakes region.
Honeybee's are not native bees. One bee, the common American Bumblebee has had a population reduction of 95% in the last four years. We still have them here in Western New York!
Nice blog Alice!
I grow lots of weeds on purpose in my little bit of suburban Buffalo backyard. LOADS of honeybees when milkweed was at its peak, more bumblebees shortly after. Other wasp tupelo bees as well. Trying to give names to the bees(or flies that look like bees) I have been growing for the butterflies, but bees were here all of June when almost no butterflies this year.
Also, don't take a soda can with you on a golf cart….got stung on the roof of my mouth back on the '90's.
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