I checked the forum rules first, esp. “No promotions, solicitations or spam” but I understood that to mean self promotion as sitters, so if this is naughty I will understand its deletion.
Not content with loving pets, I’m also a huge fan of bees. Maybe I am more aware in recent years but I frequently find exhausted bees, often on pavements (the consequences of which don’t bear thinking about) so I somehow found my way to this product.
I’m not connected with the company in any way & I’m just posting in the spirit of sharing about love of wildlife. It’s just my own observation.
Here’s my little pic, from a video of a bee I rescued last year;
That gold tube is from a company called Beevive that sells a tiny glass vial in the protective case, attached to keyring. It contains a sweet solution that bees can drink to perk them up & give them energy to get back to the hive. It’s also fascinating to see their long, curled “tongues” come out to drink.
Sure, a small saucer of sugar in water does the same but I carry mine all the time in the handy keyring & have lost count of the bees I’ve saved.
Mostly all in Edinburgh where I did 8 sits my first year pet sitting, truly no exaggeration a dream of a lifetime for me.
What amazing photos @Amparo . I absolutely love bees and what a good idea with the little bee gadget @Saltrams.
Here in Portugal the bees are under threat (possibly like many parts of the world), and I recently had to contact our local Camera to remove a large nest of Asian Wasps which kill the local bees. They were super quick to respond. Long live our bees.
Had to come back and address this tiny very big little bit.
When the heart is cracked open to love of just one life outside ones self, if allowed with time and nurturing we notice the smallest things that have the greatest impact on the world as a whole.
I call that falling in love with life.
Wonderful topic @Saltrams
I do! I spent what seemed like entire summers rescuing them from my pool. Plus, my friend is an apiarist, so I get to spend a lot of time observing them. Fascinating creatures.
What a lovely quote @Amparo
Bee Lovers you may just enjoy this …
Did you know, there are about 25,000 types of bee in the world, with probably more species awaiting discovery?
"The bee is more honored than other animals,
not because she labors,
but because she labors for others"
-St. John Chrysostom
Love this thank you! I am learning a lot about insects and animals normally found in the wild as I am researching content to build a site I’m working on.
Never bored over here
Today it’s bats!
I also try to photograph them with not that great a success @Amparo but I have to be careful as I get an anaphylactic reaction if stung! I’ve been on sits where there are bee hives but I keep my distance. I admire the work they do in gardens!
I’ve taken sooo many photos of bees @temba, you’re all lucky I don’t have access to my stored photos right now!
I’m forever rescuing Bees that fly inside my Dad’s conservatory in summer. They exhaust themselves trying to get out so I pep them up with sugar water
Well done @crazybeelady, sorry @Crazydoglady. Keep helping them!
Yes this! And the beach! I can’t tell you how many bees I’ve found on the sand, close to the ocean, and then I have to carry them back to where plants start. Poor things, I might need to get one of @Saltrams devices to help prep them up for their journey back.
yes love bees too. My mum had a little colony living under her kitchen doorstep and it was always fun in the spring when they started coming out again after the winter they didn’t seem to be fully awake and would do a, oh whats that big thing that just walked past lets fly and see what it is. So there would be a lovely fluffy bumble bee flitting around and the human trying to get out of it’s way. Lovely creatures that need all the protection we can give them.
Caught this busy guy on these lovely baby sun roses. And yeah I pinched a piece.