How to tell if

your bee is asleep:

Carpenter bee asleep on pink sedum flower, golden "fur" soggy with dew

Carpenter bee sitting still on pink sedum flower, golden "fur" soggy and mussed

She still hasn’t groomed off the morning dew.

3 Comments

  1. 4 December 2009 at 18:13

    Yes, if I manage to get out there early enough, then I often find damp sleepy bees.

    I enjoy your site and previously added you to our blog list. I hope you’ll check out our site and do the same when you have a moment.

  2. Lindsay said,

    20 October 2009 at 23:45

    Wow, that bee almost looks more like a sculpture than a living thing.

    I recently found a bumblebee clinging to the stem of one of my potted flowers, whom I first thought was just torpid from the cold (s/he hadn’t moved the whole time I watched him/her*), but then I saw the same bee in the same place the next day, so I figured s/he had to be dead.

    But then my cats started batting at him/her, and s/he revived, and started buzzing loudly and flying around.

    *With honeybees, ants, and similar, I use female pronouns for every random one I see, because they’re probably workers and therefore female, but with solitary species like bumblebees I figure they could be either.

  3. fridawrites said,

    19 October 2009 at 14:35

    Wow! Lene at The Seated View also has a great bee in purple photo that’s recent.


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: