some of the many things i love about bees:
🐝 tiny bodies full of love
🐝 the way they wiggle their thorax when they drink nectar or honey
🐝 the way they clean themselves like lil cats
🐝 how they emote with their buzz and you can tell how they’re feelin
🐝 the noise they make when you brush them all off a frame or knock it against something !! my heart !!!!!
🐝 the noise they make when they bump into each other
🐝 the way their tiny butts and back legs hang out of the comb while they drink honey
🐝 when they’re babies and their abdomen fluff isn’t fluffy yet !!!!!!!
🐝 when they’re breaking out of the comb being born and you get to cheer them on
🐝 the bees that work so hard to fan the hive when its warm
🐝 the way old bees will have the fuzz rubbed off their abdomen sometimes
🐝 how you can pet bees while they forage and they don’t even notice !!! (but pls don’t try without a beekeeper teaching u how)
🐝 the way bees will sometimes decide you’re a good place to sit while they clean themselves
🐝 how sometimes their pollen sacs will be so full they can hardly fly
🐝 watching them pack pollen
🐝 when they bite varroa mites !!! get them !!!!!
🐝 their lil curly tongues
🐝 how they crawl over ur hands and refuse to leave sometimes
🐝 how they sometimes divebomb headbutt you to warn u they’re really upset !!!! they bounce off so far it’s adorable
🐝 when they notice spilt honey and RUN to drink it
🐝 the way they say hello when deciding if ur a flower or a bear or neither
🐝 the bees that follow u when u leave the hive, and they’re still angry w you. doin a good job protecting her sisters !!!
🐝 the way queen bees sing !!!!!
🐝 pretty wings !!
🐝 they work so hard !!!!! they work together for so long !!!!!! they know exactly what to do and the most effective way to do it !!!! you can breed different strains but ur never gonna domesticate them, they’re always gonna be wild !!!
🐝 their internal clocks !!!! they don’t even need the sun to know what time it is, they can just tell !!!!
🐝 their honeyyyy
🐝 the way they buzz when they’re stuck somewhere
🐝 i love bees !!!!! i’m sure i forgot so many things i just !!!! i love bees so much oh my gosh