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Just been watching a bee in the garden flying around a little crazily (possibly drunk on nectar) before landing [/i]upside down[i] on its back, struggling wearily to its feet before taking off again and repeating the process. The first part of its flight seemed to be fine and then the craziness took over. Finally, it got its act together and soared off into the sky and over the hedge. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted at 12th Jun 2017 - 01:51PM   Posted by Fennie   Bee Comments: 8

Ivy's Avatar Probably this poor bee was poisoned by some pesticides in the neighbourhood. A healthy bee would never act like this. Glyphosate has this effect, bee dementia leading to death not only of bee individuals but to whole bee colonies. That is why there are so few bees around.

Posted by: Ivy on 12th Jun 2017 at 10:31PM

Fennie's Avatar Thanks Ivy. Yes very strange behaviour from the poor bee but it seemed to recover when finally it flew off. It was a small bumble type bee rather than a honey bee.

Posted by: Fennie on 12th Jun 2017 at 10:40PM

Faith's Avatar You can adopt a share in a hive - I am going to do this..... more info later when I have time. Busy as a bee me these days!

Posted by: Faith on 13th Jun 2017 at 09:29AM

Fairy Nuff's Avatar Perhaps it was just a silly B' Fennie. Wink

Posted by: Fairy Nuff on 13th Jun 2017 at 10:28AM

Camilla's Avatar Ah, the busy bees hope the bee was alright, loathe knowing it may be to do with pesticides though so worrying with our beautiful nature around us.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2017 at 01:13PM

Camilla's Avatar Just realised it is the 13th today! Bad luck but not a Friday and now this afternoon my little Patch is not well keeps being sick and bringing up like lots of clear water fluid, have been mopping up.

Have rung the vet and told them about Patch they sad ring again in the morning and we will book him if need be for tomorrow to see the vet to have Patch checked over.

Posted by: Camilla on 13th Jun 2017 at 05:30PM

Fennie's Avatar He seems to get this sort of thing quite regularly, poor Patch. Hopefully it will clear up of its own accord. Dogs being sick is not exactly an unknown phenomenon in the veterinary world. Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 13th Jun 2017 at 05:49PM

Camilla's Avatar Thanks Fennie, Patchcockle much better .Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 15th Jun 2017 at 12:09PM

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