top 5 bees

top 5 bees

I’M SO HAPPY WITH THIS QUESTION!! You did not ask for this, but I’m also going to match each bee with a Side for fun.

1) The Garden Bumble Bee

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Look at it. So round and fluffy. The quintessential Bee. Has its own theme music. They bumble about.  Fantastic. The Patton of the Bee World. 

2) The Honey Bee

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Not as fluffy as the bumble bee but a hard worker. Makes the sweet stuff. Very Necessary and Focused. A Logan Bee.

3) The Tawny Mining Bee

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!!!!  A fluffy ginger coat!! So cute. They don’t build hives they make little solitary burrows underground. Still an important pollinator but shy. The Virgil of the bee community.

4)  Leaf Cutter Bee

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Look at him!! They cut holes in leaves, take them back to their nests and glue them together to make little house for their larvae to live in. So creative. Their favourite leaves are roses. Utterly dramatic and unnecessary 10/10 Prince of the bees.

5) The Carpenter Bee

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A deceiver (or beeceiver), they get mixed up with Bumble bees a lot. In fact carpenter bees have scales shiny patches where bumblebees have fluff. Another solitary bee that likes hanging out in rotting wood. Snake Face McBee.

Bonus Bee! Because… I like talking about bees and this is my actual fave. 

Japanese Honey Bees

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A very adorable bee. Nice and yellow. But, when attacked by a Giant Hornet they secrete a hormone which summons all their bee brethren and they wrap the hornet up in a Bee Ball

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Inside the Bee Ball the temperature reaches up to 117oC!! COOKING THE HORNET!!! Such teamwork!! So clever! A few hornets can wipe out an entire European honey bee colony by themselves but not these guys!! They’ve got it all sorted. Inspirational stuff. Representing Thomas. Because they are hard working, have many friends and are Warm.

~ask me my top 5 anything~