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Bee Rescue


This morning I found a bee looking very sorry for itself on my back door mat. It didn’t respond to being prodded, but I thought “I know what to do, I’ve read about that on GoY!” So off I went to find a sponge and soaked it in some sugar solution.

The bee wasn’t interested at first:

“Go away, I’m ill…”

So I thought I’d try a bigger bit of sponge, with a stronger sugar solution. This proved more successful, you can even see his tongue moving:

He eventually perked up and buzzed off into the garden. I hope he’ll bee ok now :o)

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Aww how lovely!!! I am glad that you managed to make him better..... I did not know that you could do that so I will remember in future if I come across something similar. Great blog and fantastic pictures!

1 Jul, 2012


It's worrying that so many gardeners are talking about the number of dead bees that they have seen in their gardens so good for you! I once found a sickly looking bee and was going to put it on a plant with some nectar but as soon as saw the yellow colour it seemed to perk up and flew away! Unfortunately I found it dead the next day - I don't know how/why I thought it was the same bee but I had been close to it so just made the assumption :-) Will remember this tip now. When I saw the small version of the photo thought it was a bee on a blue flower and was going to ask you to ID the flower

1 Jul, 2012


Thanks Marion!

Lol Julie, it's an emergency-bee-refuelling flower :-D I can't remember who wrote about doing this before, but I'm glad they did and that I remembered! I like bees.

1 Jul, 2012


That was good. I hope he'll be all right now ...

1 Jul, 2012


That's wonderful ! Well done ! :o)))

2 Jul, 2012


Ah! This answered my earlier question . . should've looked at your blogs first! But to be honest, I was hooked on your photos! Well done you ;-))

9 Jul, 2012

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