I love bees. They are magical little creatures. We literally couldn’t live with out them and all their help 😀 I’ve recently taken to rescuing any bees that are on the floor, looking rather sorry for themselves! I nearly squished one that was drunk on pollen… he was in a perfect position on the path to get splattered. Finding a crumpled train ticket lying on the floor, I scooped him up. I named him Babitty Bumble (inspired by one of Beatrix Potter’s characters :D)
I follow quite a few pages on facebook about bees, and read that you can help the bees with dissolved sugar in water (mixed will a little blob of honey – pure magic!). Now Babitty was definitely struggling, so I turned our kitchen into a makeshift ‘WellBEEing Hospital’ (Stew came up with the name 🙂 I love it!) I popped him in a little tupperware tub and set him on a kitchen towel that was covered in the sugar water. There were no signs of life in the beginning…
I kept nipping outside to check on him, then thought I’ll add a little bit of honey to the water to see what happens… Well…woosh! out came his very licky tongue yum yum yum. You can see him in action in this video I took of him.
Unfortunately, I’ve found Burt the bee today in the parsnip patch. I’m afraid I think I’m a bit too late to help him 😦 I’ll try and save as many as I can but you can’t save them all, sadly.
Keep your eyes peeled for these little buzzy bumbles, you just never know if you can help them to get a second wind 🙂
Nurse Lottie Land Girl Kaz xx