23 May 2013

Bumble Bee Behavior

The bumble bee in the photograph is going around in a circle over and over on the sidewalk buzzing his wings. A mating dance? Marking territory? Rain rinse flower material? Buzzing over spilled soda?
There's more about bumble bees than I care to read in order to discover the answer. If you know, then please leave a kind comment.


  1. They are doing a dance that lets other bees know they have found pollen or nectar. :)

  2. Thank you Dee!
    Flower perfume through that section is lovely. It must have been that bee's first find because he was going around and around non-stop with no attention paid to me at all. Duh on me I didn't take a short video.

  3. I love bumblebees. They're the only bee I'm not afraid of!

  4. Hi Debra,
    Now that you mention it, bumble bees don't intimidate me as much as honey bees and wasps.

  5. Great photo - and I love to see them buzzing around my flowers...I don't know much about them except if you encroach upon them they can deliver a powerful sting! (LOL)

  6. Hi Debbie,
    Such cute little fuzzy critters, I didn't know they sting until reading about it.


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