Bee nice


Last week by the dam i sat..watching as all manner of birds came at late afternoon for some much needed and hard to find water. The place becomes like a real social gathering,many species bickering and socialising all after that precious commodity that we all take for granted..except us in the bush. It is a great way to unwind, i can sit and watch as they fly over head diving in for a dip or a sip..some bathing others chattering to each other.all busy and all seemingly enjoying this afternoon ritual. This day i also spied three roos, what appeared to be a female with two young joeys..they were behind the pile of gorse we had ploughed out and were watching me with interest. The young female joey made her way to the waters edge and i was so hoping they would ignore me and have a drink..she looked at me as if suddenly she realised i was a little too close, i moved backwards closer down the embankment so as to not spook her..but soon all three were off.. I went back to the dams edge, you do not want to be near water if roos are around they can drown you if they feel threatened. Back near the water i spotted in the dam a bee..poor thing buzzing in circles with no way of escape. I do not like to watch something struggle..i can’t do it..so allergic as i am i offered a hand..well not literally! I found a small tree branch and leant over and put it under the bee..i placed it on the muddy ground and watched as the little bee gradually became less waterlogged and dried off.. My eyes were distracted momentarily by the baby snake neck tortoises poking their heads out…i turned back and the bee had buzzed off.. I wish i had seen it take off..but just knowing it had made my day..it takes nothing sometimes but a few seconds of your time to be nice..and the results can change even the smallest lives. DSC_0003 DSC_0006 DSC_0010 DSC_0011

59 thoughts on “Bee nice

  1. That really IS a social gathering place. ….with the extra added attraction of possibly being attacked by a snake, stung by a bee, or drowned by a roo. I love that you find peace and serenity in this place. If Mom sees a spider, she wants to burn the house down. πŸ™‚

    Love and licks,
    Cupcake

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  2. I so agree, it’s sometimes just the right place we need …. and this place is pure soulcandy, I’m sure. I agree it’s always hard to see animals in need if we can’t help, I rescued a fly yesterday from the bathtub, it’s live too (and it could be the money-fly lol).

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    • Good for you Pam,,Phil is just as bad as i am..we take spiders outside to the garden..although he has no such care for wasps now bwahahaha…i love being nuts!! i am amongst great company i ma sure πŸ™‚ this little guy was so wet his wings plastered to his sides..and then gone..off to pollinate my flowers i hope πŸ™‚ hugs Bev xxx

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    • I sadly was too far from the house for the sugared water 😦 but he soon got himself all dry and happy again…even the little bee has a worthwhile life and i am glad i was there to help him πŸ™‚ have a great day yourself sweet Molly ..loves Fozziemum xxx

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  3. A little honey bee. Lee over the years has kept a hive and they are interesting creatures to watch. They have quite a structured life. They are such workers. We cannot stand to see anything hurt also, bless you for showing kindness.
    Thank you for being a friend
    Sweet William The Scot

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    • Sweet Wiliam i would love to have hives but i am allergic and so is hubby 😦 they are an amazing creature and the world has real problems with a lack of bees..so important for our agri businesses..i hope he heade to my vegetable garden afterwards πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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    • Only in defence of themselves πŸ™‚ they are chassed by dogs sometimes and head to water..once in the water they will drown them..it sounds horrid but imagine being chased like that..so i respect their power and their right to live here and have a safe haven πŸ™‚ and i am sure mr bee had a better day after that! hugs Fozziemum xx

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    • Yes we have started to have issues too..not as bad as the US or CANADA but still they are vital to agri business..despite the heat and the water prices i try really hard to have flowers and veggies her for the bees..i have planted a lot of blue and purple as our Aussie native bee loves these colors..they are an electric blue little bee amazing!! google them they are super sweet πŸ™‚ hugs Bev XX

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  4. bev..may your favor be repaid tenfold…I was walking last summer and saw a bumblebee who had got himself turned all upside down and was struggling to right himself…found a leaf and gave him a gentle push and off he went…by the time I was walking on the other side of the street ; I swear the same bumblebee flew past me in a sort of wave….. πŸ™‚

    bees in this country are considered to be an endangered species….and sadly I dont think people….get it…when it comes to realizing its a serious issue

    β™₯β™₯

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    • Laura i think people underestimate their importance to agri business..we too have had issue and this is why i have made sure my garden is full of flowers and veggies..we have native bees also which are electric blue..google them..amazing!! good for you..i am sure you got a wave too! πŸ™‚ loves BEV XX

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  5. Mommy sez yous a better purrsun than her, cuz she wulda let dat bee dwown. Mommy sez there’s just sum fings on this earff she has no good feelins fur at all, and bees be one of ’em. Purrawlly has sumfin’ to do wiff da fact dat yous kuld help one minute and they wuld be just as happy to sting you da nex and she kuld die fwum it. You know like da fox and scowpion.

    Luv ya’

    Dezi and Lexi

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    • Mozzies and flies..urghh the flies i really hate after the sheep had flystrike once…ewwwww and strangely we have had no mozzies?? might be because there is so little water 😦 and good for mum being a critter saver too! loves Fozziemum xxx

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  6. It was nice of you to watch over that little Bee it is winter here and the birds yell at each other when they are trying to eat the bird seed everyone wants to get there first there’s plenty for everyone

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    • Aww thankyou πŸ™‚ it is nice to stop and watch the way other species conduct their days πŸ™‚ and the little bee was so wet poor thing..his wings wetted to his sides..i hope he had a better day πŸ™‚ loves Bve xx

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  7. I totally agree in rescuing struggling critters. Large or small, big brain small brain…their lives are just as important to them as ours are to us. Unthinkable to callously allow them to die. If I rescue a lady bird out of a bucket 1st thing I count it as a lucky omen. Esp for them!

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  8. Good on you!!!! That was a nice thing to do. My Mum’s crazy like that too. She feeds ants!! Fair dinkum!! She can sit for hours near an ants nest with a teaspoon or two of sugar ….. just watchin’ ’em. Weird, aye?? Dad kills ’em ….. Mum feeds ’em!!!

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    • Hahahaha well i think i empathise with the helpless Charlie…i hate to think of any creature struggling..and i am glad the little dude survived…oh and did not sting me πŸ™‚ good on your mum πŸ™‚ loves Fozziemum xxx

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