Have Any Questions About Fortnum’s Bees?
This afternoon I spent some time trying to show a large and buzzy bumble bee how to leave my living room, that he’d entered by mistake, and return to the garden. Unfortunately he didn’t understand my directions.
I have read that bees don’t use sound to communicate but give each other instructions by doing a waggle dance. Even if I’d known the right waggle for ‘the door is behind you’ I doubt if he’d have realised that was what I was trying to convey – my dancing skills just aren’t that good.
Eventually, after flying round and round and banging his head against the window, he took a rest on a stair-tread and I was able to trap him in the spider jar, and carry him outside. Spiders are much easier to return to the great outdoors.
When I came across this post a little while later, it reminded me of my bee.
I love how you referenced my post… And I love the synchronicity!!
I’m so glad you liked it. It seems important to me to reblog with care not to misrepresent the original post. Thank you for your comment and for the lovely post. I never knew Fortnums kept bees.