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Drunk Bumblebee Haikus and Bee Macro Photography

Updated on December 24, 2016

I feel so blessed to get these Bumblebee photos!

Bee Macro Photography
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Haiku | Bee Macro Photography

When I saw this very big and beautiful Bumblebee on the Autumn Joy Sedum, I stopped to practice insect macro photography. She did not even bat an eyelash and went on her day. I decided to watch her for a moment or two and I am glad I did, and I even wrote a bumble-ing Bumblebee haiku.

I start smiling each time I look at these photos. I think you will smile too.

At times, I notice that many insects, including bees seem to become a bit sedated as they feast on the sweet nectar. The plants have a distinctive pungent fragrance that may add to the effect. It is fascinating to watch different species of insects flocking to the plants as soon as they first start blooming.

At first the insects are busy moving about the pink flowers, but the longer they drink nectar, the slower they move and sometimes even get a bit dazed as they will stay in one spot for an extended period of time. Maybe they take a nap. I have checked for signs of life a few times.


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A Temulent Bumblebee Story

She apparently had been on the Sedum for a while and may have gotten a little tipsy. I watched as she tumbled onto her side.

I could imagine how embarrassed she must have been. So, as she used her front leg to right herself, I just pretended she was being friendly and waving at me.

Drunk Bee Waving

Large Bumblebee on Autumn Joy flowers.
Large Bumblebee on Autumn Joy flowers. | Source

Untitled Haiku


Bumblebee binges ~

a sweet nectar joyful wave:

Buzzed bumbling bee.


The Wave Of A Bumble Bee

Drunken Bumblebee
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Intoxicated Bee

It was all I could do to resist trying to help this little lady in her distress. I decided to stay until she righted herself and I kept on waving back and smiling.

It is hard not to smile when looking at the armpit of a Bumblebee, its the cutest!

Humblebee


Humble bumblebee

Inebriated tumble

Recovered fumble


Bumbleing Bombus

Apinae
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Here you can see that the Bumblebee had good momentum going for her and sure enough she was on the way to success. I was holding my breath with a hopeful heart.

Bombus


Temulent bombus ~

precarious position.

All’s well that ends well!


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Macro Photography of The End

Behind of a bee.
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Here she is back on all her feet and she walked away with all the dignity she could muster as though nothing had happened.

I am pretty sure I heard a sigh of relief.

Note: She did not fill up her pollen baskets. This was a free time party!

Bumblebee Video

Yellow Jacket Pestering The Bee

Large Bumble Bee and Yellow Jacket on pink flowers.
Large Bumble Bee and Yellow Jacket on pink flowers. | Source

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Vestard Shimkus - Flight of the Drunk Bumble-Bee

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      Susie Lehto 6 months ago from Minnesota

      Patrica, thank you for coming by, its always a pleasure to see your comments, and a blessing from an angel in skin! - Merry Christmas!

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      Patricia Scott 7 months ago from sunny Florida

      Amazing photos....love love bumblebees even though had many encounters of the stinging kind as a child and am very allergic even today.....you captured their essence so well in your writings as well. Kudos.

      Angels are once again on the way to you. ps

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      Susie Lehto 10 months ago from Minnesota

      C. E. Clark, I am enjoying the bees already as we move closer toward fall. The Autumn Joy is blooming! Good to see you again, and thank you for visiting. - Kudos!

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      C E Clark 10 months ago from North Texas

      Think this is one of my favorite haikus. There's just something about a drunken bubble bee . . . Sharing. :)

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      Susie Lehto 11 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, good afternoon. I hope you are enjoying the summer there in Texas or wherever you may be. Thank you for the nice compliment on the photos. - Kudos!

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      Susie Lehto 11 months ago from Minnesota

      I love watching the bees on Autumn Joy in the fall of the year, they are busy as bees drinking sweet nectar. Thanks for stopping by, Au fait.

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      Peggy Woods 12 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Hi Susie,

      I loved all of your photos (also your poems) but I think my favorite of your photos is the last one where the yellow jacket and bumble bee are in the same shot on that gorgeous pink flower. Wow! Amazing!

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      C E Clark 13 months ago from North Texas

      Who knew bumble bees could be so fun to watch? You have great photos!

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      Susie Lehto 15 months ago from Minnesota

      RTalloni, nice to see you comment. Thanks for visiting. It will be nice once spring weather gets here to stay. Snow has been melting.

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      Susie Lehto 15 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy thank you very much for sharing this hub. I hope you had a lovely Valentine's Day! - Kudos!

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      RTalloni 16 months ago from the short journey

      Fun stuff for this winter day–or any day! Really nice photos.

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      Peggy Woods 16 months ago from Houston, Texas

      You are an amazing photographer Susie. Happy to share this wonderful hub of yours another time. Happy Valentine's Day!

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      Thank you, Au fait. I like that "intoxicating" comment of yours. I keep intending to write another haiku. You know how it goes!

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      It is fun to watch the bees get drunk. I get a kick out of some of the birds around here in the fall of the year that eat the fermented berries. They are hilarious. Thanks, Sandy. Kudos!

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      C E Clark 17 months ago from North Texas

      I love it! An intoxicated bumble bee! Great work!!

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      Susie Lehto 17 months ago from Minnesota

      Peggy, thank you very much for the visit and lovely comment. I hope 2016 is one of your best years ever!

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      Sandy Mertens 18 months ago from Frozen Tundra

      Really enjoyed the story, photos and the videos of the bumblebee. Funny that even insects can get drunk.

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      Peggy Woods 18 months ago from Houston, Texas

      Enjoyed looking at your macro bumble bee photos a second time. They are amazing! Wishing you a Merry Christmas and peace and much happiness in the year to come.

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      Susie Lehto 20 months ago from Minnesota

      Aw, thank you Audrey. I like watching the bees get drunk.

      Kudos!

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      Audrey Howitt 20 months ago from California

      Drunken bees are a favorite of mine! Loved this!

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