I’ve always had a hard time taking bumblebees seriously. While wasps dance through the air, and honeybees zoom from one flowering bud to another, bumblebees seem to … well … bumble along. I think they look more like moldy strawberries who found themselves shocked at the capability of flight, rather than an insect which natural selection has carefully sculpted for million of years. However, looks can be deceiving.
When I look at a bumblebee visiting a flower, I see a bee zealously trying to lift off while still hanging onto the flower, angrily vibrating it from the inside. Such behaviors […]