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A short, personal observation on a bumblebee

A short, personal observation on a bumblebee

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  • Up In The Sky by Dave Barr
  • Look... Up in the sky!
  • Is it a bird...? Is it a tiny guided missile?
  • It's whizzing around the high lilac blossoms, and divebombing the honeysuckle.
  • No, it's... it's... (It just slowed for a minute).
  • It's a bumblebee... flying high. Well I never.
  • Bumblebees bumble, don't they? I always thought they did.
  • I've watched them a hundred times - a big, fat bumblebee, bumbling from flower to flower.
  • The bumblebees I have known are slow, deliberate and close to the ground.
  • They seem to have all the time in the world to guzzle nectar.
  • Sometimes a bumblebee seems to lose track of time, and stays out all night.
  • I've seen them early in the morning, all dewy and sleeping in a flower.
  • So why the haste now? I didn't even know a bumblebee could fly this fast.
  • It's early Spring now, that time of year when bumblebee queens are nest hunting.
  • So this rocket-bee is a queen. And she's on a mission.
  • She needs all the nectar she can get. It's her rocket fuel.
  • Maybe she's just checking out the major filling stations in the vicinity.
  • The pollen, nature's wonder food, will come later, when she's rearing brood.
  • Buzz on, rocket-bee. I hope you find everything you are looking for.
  • The End Copyright © 2010