The gentle sound of bees buzzing. I know some of you out there are still dealing with snow. Spring weather arrived in this part of the world. Large numbers of bumblebees were already swarming in the Osmanthus tree in search of nectar. Bumblebees are social insects that are characterised by black and yellow body hairs.


Judging by the look on Mr. Bowie’s face, this cat is not fond of bumblebees.


39 responses

  1. What a look! The only B here should be Mr. B, he seems to be saying. So great that you have bees already. I saw the first butterfly of the season yesterday, so happy 🙂

    • Hey Letizia, what a coincidence… yesterday, I saw a Common Brimstone butterfly. I think we’re heading in the right direction!

  2. awwww, maybe this will change your mind Mr Bowie and put a smile on your face, or at least get a buzz on (watch past the tap dancing for the actual song).

  3. Mr. Bowie and Mom have the same opinion of bumble bees! It was when mom was stung by one that she found out she was allergic to one. Mr. Bowie looks like he definitely has a ‘bee in his bonnet’ in that pic!

  4. We’ve only seen one bee so far this spring, but things have just begun to bloom. We used to have an entire hive of Italian Black bees in one of our exterior columns, but they got vacuumed out and moved to real hives. Bees can be really scary, and we understand the look on Mr. B’s face. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  5. (EN)Lazy or clever pacifist your Bowie, he realized that bumblebees do not sting.
    (IT)Pigro o intelligente pacifista il tuo Bowie,ha capito che i bombi non pungono.

  6. Love those photos! I think we’ve officially moved into spring here too. Lots of spring rains and humidity back in town. Not much of an improvement over the winter but it’s something. I’m starting to smell flowers in the last couple of days. 🙂

  7. I can understand Mr Bowie wanting to walk the garden in peace with out little dive bombers buzzing around. He looks very put out, and I wonder what action he’s thinking of taking because he certainly looks like he’s planning something.

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