Sisters Bee Kind

August 2, 2010

The Buzz Around

For the bumble bee and the honey bee it is the females that work together with the queen to support the brood  or next generation as well as defend the hive or nest. The Blue-eyed Bear being a rather solitary animal learned from the bee the importance of sisterly support.

These sister worker bees also play a vital role in the pollination of plants that are essential to a good bear diet. The Blue-eyed Bear loves blueberries, and tomatoes, and almonds all of which need bees to fruit. For that matter the B-E Bear loves honey and doesn’t think she can get along with out it. So after hearing from some Arctic  bees ( yes there are polar bees) that some bees were in danger of dying out she  under took her third  adventure to journey to the lands of Eng and Scot were bumble bees are under grave threat.

After landing on the rocky coast  at the northern most edge of the Land of Scot, the Blue-eyed Bear met up with the Bleaberry Bumble Bee (Bombus morticola). the  Blue-eyed Bear called this Scottish Bee “BBB” for short. This little Bee told the B-E Bear where she could find Bleaberry bushes, their much like blueberries, and are fruiting right now. The Bear was glad cause she was famished after her long trek. BBB communicated this news the the Bear  by doing a little Scottish jig. Now it is known that Honey Bees dance to communicate were flowers are producing nectar to their hive sisters, (see The Dancing Bee by Karl von Frisch). But no one’s recorded dancing bee-havior for Bumble Bees. But why shouldn’t Bumble Bees Dance! The Blue-eyed Bear thinks BBB’s dance is Sweeet!

BBB tells the Blue-eyed Bear where to go!

BBB also told the B-E Bear some good news about humans who are helping to preserve Bee habitat. And BBB told the bear how she could help. Stay tuned for more Bee Bear Adventures!

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