Pollenebriated

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!

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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!

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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!

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Don’t you love the stain-glassed wing look in the picture below?

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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!

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About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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16 Responses to Pollenebriated

  1. Jodi says:

    I love that word – pollenebriated!!! 🙂 You are making me want to paint buzzing bees 🙂

  2. Sheila Moss says:

    So, we can go to your blog and learn about the birds and the bees, huh?

  3. Great bee photographs. I know how hard they are to take!

  4. These are stunners, Kathy! I hope to see them in Birds and Blooms at some point!

  5. Jill Kuhn says:

    Wow! BEE-U-tiFul photos Kathy!! You always amaze me how you get such fabulous details with your photos. ❤️🐝😊

  6. aussiebirder says:

    Great macros Kathy, I have never seen a bee with a woolen vest before, I guess it gets cold there:-)

  7. de Wets Wild says:

    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”!

  8. Trail Walker says:

    I love your title, Kathy, and the pictures are all so sharp and wonderfully rich in color. This is a beautiful post.

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