One day, when my daughter went out to walk our dog, I noticed that she was taking an unusually long time. It turns out that she found a wild bee (harmless bumblebee) walking around and decided to feed it. And that she did. My little bee whisperer even filmed her close encounter with insect-kind and I have to admit that it’s pretty astonishing. Would you like to see how someone would feed a bee? I’m sure you would 🙂
How to Feed a Bee
Pretty crazy, right?! I thought it was hilarious that the bee even appears to be following her directions. Plus, the poor thing looks like it got drunk off the nectar. Apparently drunk bees are a real thing and they can get so out of it that they forget where the hive is, only to be punished by the swarm when they return. Yep, crazy bug facts are a part of life when you have an entomologist-type child at home 😛 By the way, I should also mention that she took the photos and video for this post entirely by herself. Credit where credit is due!
You might be curious as to what our dog was doing that whole time. Well, Speckles is pretty mellow with things like this (well, after that other bug bite, we’re glad she is a bit stand-offish with insects now) so she was good with an initial sniff then wandering off minding her own business.
It’s pretty surprising to me that my daughter was not even a bit afraid of the bee. She was once stung when a friend captured a bee in a bottle, shook it, and then let it go. It then made a B-line (pun intended) toward my daughter to sting her. I guess bumblebees are different though. They are just fuzzy and silly. Munchkin said that she often sees them in our area just walking around and just felt like feeding it that day. Even after 14 years, I still can’t wrap my head around how this girl thinks. Oh well, I guess it keeps me on my toes and makes parenting interesting.