Tuesday, 4 May 2010

How to repair a Bumble Bee

Just a quick post for all you bee lovers. I came across this in my quest to identify bees in my garden, although they have all disappeared since I have been out with my chart. But you really must take a look at this remarkable lady's patience in helping bees laden with mites. I have fed bees to help them on their way, but never tried giving them a bath! Please click on the link and take a look.

11 comments:

Lalabibaby said...

Amazing .... what a brave lady. I've revived baby birds and helped egg bound mums in my time but never helped a bee. I will make a point of trying to do so this year. Great post Jill x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Amazing! Like your humorous drawing Jill. x

flutterbycrafter said...

What an incredible lady, and I just love your drawings, they are fantastic Jill.

marigold jam said...

Well we certainly learning something new every day here in blogland! Love your cartoon Jill!

Jane

harmony and rosie said...

That is such a cute tale, I shall be inspecting every bee I set eyes on now. Lovely drawings.

Menopausal musing said...

What an amazing link...............

Loved the cupid bow lips on the nice clean bee..... :O)

WrightStuff said...

and then the bee stung her! I was amazed! I keep finding honey bees in my kitchen. I very carefully rescue them and put them back in the flowers, but I'm not sure about giving them a bath...

Printed Material said...

Jill,
I will have to show my husband this tonight as he's always on the look out for varroa when inspecting his hives so he'll be 'mite-y interested' in this! Sorry, pathetic I know but it makes me happy... so does your cartoon! You are so good. Lesley

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

How fantastic is that :)
Anne x

Chrissie said...

We have bumble-bee rescue kits (jam jar and piece of stiff card!)all over the house - but I haven't thought of giving the little dears a soak in the bath!

Sandra Hall said...

Love your very clever cartoon interpretations Jill! Although I always carefully waft bees out of the house, I'm not too sure about giving them a bath!
x x