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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

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The Tuesday after Christmas was the last time I was able to see the girls. It's been too cold for the bees to fly, so they've stayed indoors since then. That's why it was a shock to see this on my windshield the other day.



Did you see it? How about now?



What is half a bee doing on my car? How did it get there? What could possibly have eaten it at this time of year? Dang. I hope everything is ok with the girls.

#springcan'tgetherefastenough

8 comments:

  1. Maybe she froze her butt off. ;-) Love the hashtag. I'm hoping to see some activity today because it is supposed to be in the 50's. Unfortunately, I'm stuck at work, so I'll have to look for dead bodies in the snow to indicate that the undertaker bees have been busy.

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  2. >>Maybe she froze her butt off.

    Hahahahahah! You slay me!

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    1. Or maybe it was Eric the Half a Bee: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IpCJuvtNHY

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    2. LOL! You're off your chump!

      Fingers crossed the half-bee detector van is not patrolling my area!

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  3. Perhaps an older, dying bee crawled out of the hive so as not to burden her dear sisters. She fell out the entrance, dying in the cold and snow, yet happy with her labors to bring in the last of the fall nectar and insulate the cluster in early winter.

    A bird checked the ground, known to be a good source of protein, and picked up the dead bee in her beak. As the bird flew past the house, another bird dove to try and steal the tasty morsel. The first bird chomped down and swallowed, not realizing that half a bee had fallen on your windshield.

    Happy winter!

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    1. LOL! Such and elaborate story -- now I don't know who to feel sorrier for -- the half-bee or the bird that lost its only sustenance in this cruel weather.

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  4. I have a pair of Tufted Titmice that hang around the front of my hives in the hopes of finding dead bees. They clean them up pretty fast as a good source of protein.

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    1. Very interesting! I guess outsourcing some housekeeping works really well -- as long as the titmice stay *outside* the hive.

      Hmmm... so maybe Eric's scenario is closer to the truth than previously imagined. :-)

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