If bees could get tipsy from feasting on flowers, then the ones who have been flying about my front yard should be quite pollenebriated by now!
As I watched these cool creatures flying from flower to flower (praying I wouldn’t get stung!) I found myself thinking that “busy as a bee” is certainly an apt description!
I did find out through the wonders of Google that these guys need to eat a lot! One quote said that, “A bumble bee with a full stomach is ever only forty minutes from starvation.”
(A Sting in the Tale by Dave Goulson) Their metabolism is about 75% higher than a Hummingbird’s!
Don’t you love the stain-glassed wing look in the picture below?
Anyway, after carefully watching these bees for days, I have come to the conclusion that they must have built up a quite a tolerance to pollen partaking as they don’t seem the least bit intoxicated – these guys merely seem buzzed!
16 thoughts on “Pollenebriated”
I love that word – pollenebriated!!! 🙂 You are making me want to paint buzzing bees 🙂
I liked the word too. In fact, the word came into my head first, so I went outside to take bee pictures just so I could use the word!
So, we can go to your blog and learn about the birds and the bees, huh?
Hmmm…how to answer that? I think I might just need to add a new category of posts!
Great bee photographs. I know how hard they are to take!
It’s funny, without a camera I am uneasy around them…but put a camera in my hand and I act all fearless!
These are stunners, Kathy! I hope to see them in Birds and Blooms at some point!
I doubt they will end up anywhere but this blog…but if they were pleasing to you then that was pleasure enough for me. 🙂
Wow! BEE-U-tiFul photos Kathy!! You always amaze me how you get such fabulous details with your photos. ❤️🐝😊
You comment made me smile. 🙂
Great macros Kathy, I have never seen a bee with a woolen vest before, I guess it gets cold there:-)
Our bees are definitely fuzzy fellows!
Lovely photos – as always – Kathy! And I love the new word you’ve taught me – next time I’m suffering from hayfever I’ll call in sick with “pollenebriation”!
Let me know how that works for you!
I love your title, Kathy, and the pictures are all so sharp and wonderfully rich in color. This is a beautiful post.
Thanks – it was a fun one to write. 🙂
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