I am somewhat chuffed today - I saved a bee's life!
This morning I found a bee on the edge of the bath in the bathroom (well yes, OK, where else would you have a bath?)
|The landing - bathroom is to the left|
I slipped a piece of paper under the bee and put it out on the windowsill - it looked pretty lifeless though.Went to get my slippers and dressing gown from the bedroom
.... bee was still there, very still on the sill, so I assued it was dead. I decided to take it into the garden so I could put the little corpse among the flowers - gave it a poke to push it off the card - and it feebly buzzed - it was still alive!
Ok, think. What do to.
I remembered one of the questions and answers on the popular TV show QI hosted by that lovely man, Stephen Fry :
"What do you do to revive a poorly bee?"
Answer: give it some honey.
So I ran for the honey, put a tiny bit on a spoon & spread it in front of the bee - and the dear little creature started feeding! I dribbled a couple of drops of water near it as well and set the cardboard down in the middle of the lavender bush - and a minute later - the bee spread her wings and flew away!
I know, I'm a ninny. It is probably very daft and completely over the top with emotion but I stood there in my beautiful garden at 9 o'clock in the morning, still in my nightie & dressing gown, and had a little cry.
Completely unrelated - but this is my first attempt at a corn dolly. Well, a hay dolly.
My own good luck charm hanging inside the front door - made from our first cut of hay.