Ah, the life of a bumblebee. Constantly flying from flower to flower, collecting nectar and spreading pollen. But after a long day of work, even the hardest working bees need a break. Sometimes bumblebees get so tired that they fall asleep in flowers with pollen all over their little furry bee butts, so they end up on this site. Work-life balance is important, folks. Don’t work yourself to death.
What to do when your bumblebee is tired? To give the bumblebee a brief energy boost and the carbs it needs to fly, mix white sugar and water 50/50. Offer a drop or two of sugar water up to the bee’s front end (not the butt) on a teaspoon or an upside-down drink cap in a sheltered place, and give it time to recuperate. Brown sugar should not be used since bumblebees find it difficult to digest.
3 thoughts on “Tired Bumblebees Who Fell Asleep Inside Flowers With Pollen On Their Butts”
This is cute, but this post really needs more capybaras! 8.5/10.
The Plight of the Worker Bumblebees
These bee bottoms are the bee’s knees! Or, something. So cute!