|Enjoying the Wildflowers|
Of course, now I know that the Bumblebee wasn't mean - she was just protecting her nest - and she never did sting us. (We were too fast for that pesky insect, we were.)
Now, I love bees of all kind. As little as six years ago the distinctive sound of bee buzzing would send me into a panic causing me to run inside as fast as I could. Now when I hear it, I look around to make sure I don't squash my number one garden helper. And guess what? If you don't run away from a Bumblebee, it won't chase you.
We always get a lot of Bumblebees in our yard. The Dandelions attracts them early and they stick around all summer for the Phlox, field wildflowers and anything I happen to plant.
Two years ago they particularly liked my late-season flowering Dahlia. There were several blooms and for about a week they were swarmed with Bumbles. This didn't make my husband happy (he has a 'thing' about bugs of any kind) but I loved it.
|Bees on the Dahlia|
|Heh, heh. Puny humans.|