Tired Bumblebees Who Fell Asleep Inside Flowers With Pollen On Their Butts

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.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

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.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

Tired bumblebee with pollen on the butt.

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