Insects. #1

Hi everyone!

Welcome to our new series showing some of our northern insects. Of course many will also be found in other areas too, not just the north. But it is amazing how many we have up here, including some we probably wish we did not have. But even those are actually beneficial by providing food for numerous other insects, birds and mammals. Today we start off with one of my favorites that I have shown here many times, the “orange-belted bumble bee”, also called the “tri-colored bumble bee”. I think it is one of our most common bees around here. Hope you have a great Saturday everyone and God bless!

Steve and Muffin.

ยฉ2022 Steve McLeod.

29 Comments on “Insects. #1

  1. Very stunning photography and the bee is special one ๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿปnever saw before ๐Ÿ˜Š
    It drinking honey from the flower ๐ŸŒบ thank you for sharing such beautiful scene ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿ˜
    Happy weekend ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿˆ๐ŸŒบโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ™

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  2. Wait wait wait. let me guess.. that is a Bee right ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ™Œ yay!!! that was right, that was an orange belted bumble bee โœจ and it looks sweet but stings like a gun ๐Ÿคฃ Ever got stung by it ? ๐Ÿ˜‰ Happy Weekend Uncle Steve ๐Ÿฅฐ

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    • No, these bees have never stung me, they are a very calm bee it seems and let me get nice and close to them. But I did get stung 14 times last year taking pictures of bees and wasps. Wasps and hornets are bad for stinging! Enjoy your weekend Simon!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ป๐ŸŒžโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ“ท

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      • I believe they are part of same family, the evolution I say. not read about it so far just guessing by it looks ๐Ÿ˜‰ am I right? Uncle Steve, I’m sure you have more information about it than me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡. Have a Lovely Sunday ๐Ÿฅณ

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      • Yes, bees, wasps and hornets are all part of the same family, but wasps and hornets will sting more easily than a bee. And it hurts!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ Hope you had a good Sunday, mine is going great!๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•โ˜•โ„๏ธโ„๏ธโ„๏ธ๐Ÿ™ƒ

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      • It was a super dry weekend, I was sick ๐Ÿ˜”and i should probably head to the hospital ๐Ÿ˜ฒ. the local antibiotics are not working. taking a leave today ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‰

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      • Oh my, that’s not good, yes you should go to the hospital and get checked, don’t wait Simon.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿค’๐Ÿค•๐Ÿคง

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      • Neck pain and back pain no symptom of fever doctor checked me and gave me basic anti biotic ๐Ÿค” i was like – For real? i felt the heat uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜ฒ I was sure โ˜น๏ธ but sigh, the meds worked the pain reduced i still have the head heavy and back sore ๐Ÿค” not sure what mess I’m into ๐Ÿ™„.

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      • Hmm, sounds like you’re getting run down, you need more time to relax, sleep properly, your body needs that. Or maybe you have a new disease. No, you don’t! But listen to the doctor and take your meds. And get more sleep.๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•โ˜•๐Ÿ˜ด

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      • But ๐Ÿค” umm… ๐Ÿ™„ maybe ๐Ÿง… sigh… I’m confused.. every evening I’m getting sick ๐Ÿคจ I’m sure it’s sinus ๐Ÿค” sigh, things happen when summer begins… one reason why I hate summer ๐Ÿ˜”. I’m on meds… had to get back to work tmrw ๐Ÿ™„ I need strength ๐Ÿ˜ญ… Gud night uncle Steve ๐Ÿ˜… Sorry about ranting myself ๐Ÿคช Have a good day ๐Ÿฅณ

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      • Hmm, getting sick every evening, sure sounds like you need more rest and sleep.๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ˜ด๐Ÿ˜ด That’s what happens when you get past 30, more sleep is needed.๐Ÿ˜ง๐Ÿ˜ฏ I hope you’re feeling better before you have to go back to work.๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜บ Sleep well tonight!๐Ÿ˜Š๐ŸŒž๐Ÿ˜ด๐ŸŒ™

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      • Thank you Uncle Steve, feels Good nowโ˜บ๏ธ getting a sun bath now ๐Ÿ˜‰ as suggested by doctor they say my calcium and immune has got weaker. ๐Ÿค” wonder where I left that mineral from my body ๐Ÿ˜…

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      • Yes I’m trying to but doctor strictly said one pill in the.morning and one at the evening ๐Ÿงwish i could take two ๐Ÿคจ๐Ÿ˜‰ but no-one agrees โ˜น๏ธ๐Ÿ˜…

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      • Can’t rush these things, taking too much at a time can cause problems even though it’s something that is necessary. Do what the doctor says!๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘จโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€โš•๏ธ๐Ÿ˜๐ŸŒž

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      • Yeah and more sunlight too ๐Ÿ˜Ž time for the sun glasses, don’t tell me my eyes needs calcium too ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜‰

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  3. Love the pic of the bee ! So nice and fuzzy ! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ˜ปโ˜•๏ธโ˜•๏ธ

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    • They are very nice little bees, calm types, that don’t mind me getting nice and close to them. Unlike some bees that get upset quite easily!๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ

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