Bee Season

Either in our gardens, the park, or flower fields, spring is the season when we see a large number of bees, flying from one flower to the other. It’s the right season to admire these beautiful insects, at work, and capture a few pictures.

bees flowers

Every now and then, we might meet a few exhausted bees, unable to fly back to their hive, which puts them at risk of being eaten by birds. We can help the bees though, by making a sugar and water mix which helps revive them.

To create the ‘energy drink’ you should mix two tablespoons of white, granulated sugar, with one tablespoon of water, and place the mix on a spoon. Even if it seems little, do not add more water, otherwise the bee could drown. Then, place the exhausted bee on the spoon, where it will hopefully have a drink and gather the energy to fly back to its hive.

I believe bees are essential for the planet, so every rescue matters. If we can do something to help, then why not? 🙂 Happy Bee Season!


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44 thoughts on “Bee Season

    • I never saw one personally ( I hope is a good sign), but I know it happens, so I wanted to share this in case someone finds themselves in this situation. It would be a pity to lose a bee because is working so hard. As you said, nothing grows without them, so let’s do it 🙂

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    • Thank you so much Francis! I’m very happy to hear that 🙂 I’m not sure about wasps, but I did hear about tired bee stories, so for them it works for sure. Have a lovely evening!

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    • Oh no….poor bees…. 😦 Why was that necessary? Such a pity. I believe people don’t realize how important they are for our planet. Nothing grows without them. I saw a documentary a while back, about some places in China where bees are extincts, and humans have to pollinate the trees by hand, one by one, using feathers….that’s a very dark future we’re heading towards, if they will be all killed. 😦 And they are so sensitive to environment, so already very much at risk!
      Virtual hugs back at you, Judie! Thank you for sharing your thoughts! x

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      • The bees were in a motorhome, and the owner is allergic to bee stings. I’m not sure why the person could not just call someone appropriate to capture them. It likely would have been easy since they were swarming. She could have stayed indoors until they were all safely somewhere else. It was such a waste of THOUSANDS of our little darlings! I can’t get it out if my mind!

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      • I believe you! Such a massacre wasn’t necessary. I’m sure there are people you can call in such a situation, who can relocate the bees without harming them. Unfortunately in the battle man vs environment/animals, humans always win. 😦 Too bad such an attitude, long term, has the opposite effect and we lose more than we win!

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      • I was beyond heartbroken – for the industrious little bees, and for ourselves as the recipients of their largesse and hard work.

        This year we have seen about only 20% of the bees on our large flowering plants. This goes not bode well for humans!

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      • It is heartbreaking to hear about such a thing. 😦
        I know their numbers is rapidly dropping. As climate changes, the environment changes, and so it becomes less and less appropriate for bees. Fortunately, in our area there are still plenty of them, and also butterflies. In Romania however, it’s been a long time since I’ve seen colorful butterflies and bees flying around 😦 Pollution made its point.

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    • Thank you so much. Your words put a smile on my face 🙂 I love animals and plants, so I always help if I can. Besides, bees are very kind to us. Losing them, would be the end of life as we know if, so we should appreciate their work a lot! Have a lovely day and thanks for stopping by! 🙂

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  1. Ah….you are a girl with a big heart Lucy and I love it that you too have so much care for the bees. I believe that the sugar and water will work for Honey Bees only, but not for Bumble Bees.
    I used to keep Honey Bees and still have my suit and bee smoker, but the hives are very expensive and it would cost me quite a lot to start up again.
    I took in a swarm once, so I am appalled to read Jude’s report of the bees being killed. Most bee keepers would have been happy to take in those bees.
    It is very worrying that there is so much disease which affects our bees and I do everything I can to protect them by growing the foods they like. Apparently they are doing better in urban areas where, ironically, they have a wider range of foods. What does that say about what we have done to our countryside with pesticides and the destruction of their habitat?
    I am so pleased to read that the bees have another friend!
    Lovely photos.
    Karen x

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    • Aw, thank you Karen! Your kind words make me very happy 🙂 I care for any living thing. I’d never harm them on purpose, and if there’s something I can do to help, I’d always do it.
      I’m with you on this one. I’m also worries about the future of our bees. When I hear stories like the one Jude mentioned, I feel so sad… I also believe a lot of bee keepers would have taken them in. Such a loss…
      Pesticides harm them a lot! We should really be careful with such things. I started the vegetable garden, and got for it some wild flower seeds as well, for the bees enjoyment 🙂 I’m sure it will help them a lot, and also help my new plants.
      Thank you for your lovely comment. Always nice to hear from you!
      Many hugs! x

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    • Thank you so much, Amy! My pleasure on sharing the information 🙂 I thought the pictures match the information I wanted to share, so why not. A lot of friendly bloggers around, and I’m sure many would actually get involved and help. Have a great evening!! x

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    • Thank you so much for stopping by! There are so many of them, this time of the year. It’s beautiful to see them fly from one flower to the other. 🙂 Have a great day!

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  2. It is such a lovely thing to see the bees on the flower and more of them, the better it looks…nature is all about this symbiotic relationship between the birds, flowers, animals and human…the co-existence and helping each other is the essence of nurturing the nature for making it a better place to live.
    I never knew this idea of how to give a lift to an exhausted bee.
    😀

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    • Thank you so much, Nihar! Unfortunately, humans can destroy the symbiotic relationship in nature, and bees are extremely sensitive to such changes. Most people don’t even realize there are no plants without bees, and no plants means we die slowly but surely. I hope it will never go down to that, as I know already about places in China where they have to pollinate the flowers by hand, with feathers…. 😦 Very sad image!
      I’m happy I could provide some new information! I know you are one of the persons who would help a bee in need, so it’s great to have you informed on this.
      Have a lovely day!! 😀

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      • Yes Lucy, indeed I love nature and I will take all possible care to protect and preserve nature, nurturing nature is so close to me, always like to something new which can help me contribute to the betterment of nature. Life is never the same without nature and it is very important for us to play that little role in making the nature support the symbiotic relationship with mankind.
        Places in China where flowers are pollinated by hands, is not a good sign and it is sufficient indication what is going to come in case we take nature for granted…

        Spread the power of smile…it doesn’t cost but very precious.
        😀

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      • I can’t say life is not the same without nature, but that there is no life without nature. We tend to forget this, every now and then. It’s great to know there are people like you around, who are willing to make a difference.
        Yes, the artificial pollination is an indication we’re heading towards a dark future…. You are right, we do take everything around us, for granted. We should be aware of the fragile balance.
        Always sending smiles, to everyone! 🙂 Keep them going! Have a lovely day!

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      • The more we touch on the topic of nature, the more it makes think and think deep on how to make a difference to the surrounding we live. Indeed there is no life without nature and we take it for granted and forget how to live with nature not fight with the nature to create a space against the foundation of nature…it is indeed a fragile ecosystem and it needs care and we need to share with beauty and bounty of it.
        Love it…

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    • My pleasure, Indah! After I downloaded the pictures, I thought this is a good moment to share the information. The bees are very kind to us, so it’s good to pay them back, in case they need it. Have a lovely day and thank you for your beautiful comment! x

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    • I’m very happy to hear so many people found out about this! I hope you will never have to use the trick, but in case you meet such a bee, is good to know there’s something you can do about it.
      I think bees are nice to us, as long as we don’t make sudden moves around them. If they don’t feel threatened, they usually don’t attack. Bees are essential for nature, so I love to see them flying around the flowers in the garden 🙂
      Thank you for stopping by! Have a lovely day! x

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      • Yes, that is true! I have been stung a couple of times, but it was when I did not know it was there, and I put my hand and leg on it. So of course it stung!
        But like you say, they are usually nice to us…
        Again, thanks for the tip 🙂

        Wish you a lovley day as well!

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