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Spring.. and Bees! Are here!

Anyone who is familiar with this Goblin, knows I’m very fond of insects.

But no bug makes me more happy than a nice, fat, fuzzy bumble bee! Bees of all kinds make me happy, but who can say no to this?

They’re a naturally docile, very brood/hive oriented sisterhood. But these two, particularly, were unable to fly, due to a genetic wing defect. I’m sure there were more of them around, but I only found these two.

I cared for them, for the short time that they were alive; typically a bumblebee’s life span isn’t much more than two weeks. They work so hard for such tiny boogs!

I usually carry a syringe of sugar water in the spring and summer. I often find tired bees laying on the sidewalk, typically in early mornings when it’s cold or in afternoons when it’s too hot.

It’s always a 50/50 mix of white sugar and water. Boil it up, let it cool and it will keep in the fridge for about a week. It’s also good for humming birds, if you get those, where you are!

Wherever you might reside, this Goblin has no doubt that there are bees. Take care of them and they will continue to care for us. 💜🙏

Kiki Goblin