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Guard dog? How bout a guard bumble bee! True story
You don't need a guard dog, just a bumble bee! Do you see it yet?
Who needs a guard dog? Not me.
I know what you're thinking...a bumble bee? Give me a break!
This is true and maybe corney, but real none the less. I still can't believe it myself.
My son Michael and I recently purchased a new home and moved in. The very first day we noticed what we perceived to be, a very persistent little irritating bumble bee that would not leave.
Once we got settled into our new place, we still noticed this persistent little bee. What in the world would make a bumble bee act this way? To this day I do not know. But we have definitely inherited a bumble bee.
As we come and go every day, he or she is buzzing up and down our front porch. He will buzz over to our car when we pull in the drive, and then quickly buzz over to greet us as we walk up our front steps. At times, we find ourselves just going out to sit on the porch and watch him. He will come right up to you, turn to one side, and then the other, as if to say "these are my people, and everyone better stay away". What in the world? I am amazed every day at this little bumble bee.
As I sat watching him yesturday, drinking my morning coffee, he would come right up to me. As if to say: "Look at me, arent I beautiful!" Wow, I'm still just blown away. You just let a wasp or another bumble bee think he can get close to me. Ha! He sure shows them, he will buzz circles around them and chase them away, every time. I also never realized that it seems a bumble bee flies a lot like a hummingbird. The bee will come up close to me, and hover in one place, turn to one side and look at me. Then turn to the other side and look. I almost wish I could know what's going on in that little brain of hers. So, at this point I'm thinking, I've got to do some research on this. This is just totally amazing me.
Do you see him/her yet? A bumble bee....Geeez!
Understanding the bumble bee
- Bumble Bee: Biology, Habits and Control of Bumble Bees
Bumble Bees are generally beneficial but can sometimes become pests.
- YouTube - Buzzz another bee taking flight in UltraSlo slow motion
Yes we do like insects and we are working on an insect project so you get to see some. This is shot @5000 fps.
Huummmm.....after the research I find my feelings hurt.
Ok, so I'm alittle upset. From what I've read, this is a queen bumble bee, and she is protecting her nest not us. But, what do they know anyway? I still think she likes us and sure she is keeping an eye on us, while she protects her babies. Now, that sounds much better.
This is "AWESOME"
I also thought this was a cute little story
i once had a bumble bee friend :)
i was at my cousins birthday party and i was soooo bored. then a bee landed on my finger and i was like "oh haii"
then for like 2 hours i just carried out round from bush to bush.
it was so awesome that when it finished with one flower it would buzz back to my hand and willingly be carried over to another one.
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