|Don't bee shy! (the camera loves ya)|
On our driveway, two bumblebees are celebrating Valentine's Day in the best way they know how: making the bee with two backs.
So as naturally nosy primates, we took some photos. (Also available on video.)
|Try another angle - beeautiful.|
Clearly they have adopted the theme song "Why don't we do it the road", by the Beetles. A bit of research shows bumblebees mating on the ground is normal, but they can continue for 10 to 80 minutes! One observer reported mating bumblebees can bee moved, so I did.
While much of the public concern over bee populations highlights honeybees, we need all pollinators much more urgently than honey.
So I hope you'll join me in wishing the happy couple a much longer and fruitful...coupling...beefore they buzz off.
Further bee puns may bee left in the comments.