Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Bumblebees




I have seen plenty of bees and wasps in Brisbane but never a big fat bumblebee like this one in NZ recently. I remember them from childhood and was always fascinated by them. They just look so cute, fat and furry in their black and gold stripey pyjamas.

So, when I saw this one I just had to whip my camera out to capture the moment. Do you have bumblebees where you are?

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Pam x

18 comments:

Olive and Esther said...

Gosh Pam they are nearly fuzzy wuzzy cute bees aren't they. Great photo!

Make mine Mid-Century said...

My goodness ... he's fat and furry, isn't he?

I know at my children's school they had native bees which were very innocuous and buzzed about everyone with no fear of stinging. I wonder if that fat furry one is a native to New Zealand?

Sarah B said...

Aren't they gorgeous! Yes, we have them in Tassie - I assumed they were AUstralia wide. That's interesting. Maybe they like the cool weather :)

Raine and Sage said...

What a handsome bee. Just like out of a story book! No bees here, but many a wasp I'm afraid. Pleasantly though lots of butterflies lately with pretty colours. Great photos Pam. x

Rose H (UK) said...

A bit early in the UK for them yet, but yes my garden will be alive with them quite soon. I love watching them, they're so industrious! (Wasps however are quite another matter...)

Michaja said...

Beautiful pictures you made Pam! Your still enjoying over there aren't you! Good for you.
xxx
Michaja

Mandy said...

Love the photos. We get lots here in the U.K. but none about at the moment as its rather chilly here! xxx

Blondie's Journal said...

Your pictures of the flower and bee are amazing. He is a cutie!

XO,
Jane

Bee happy said...

He's great, I love bees!

We have them in the UK but it's too early for them yet, still too cold.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

A Treasured Past said...

Aren't they lovely Pam. We don't have them here either, just the normal run of the mill types. My NZ friend used to talk about the fuzzy bumble bees. She grew up in Napier.

Thanks for your lovely comments, Tam x

Naturally Carol said...

No I don't have bumblebees..'cos I live just up the road from Brisbane! But..I did live in Auckland NZ for 18 years and do miss the bumblebees and the daisies in the grass..and the hedgehogs.

elsy said...

wonderful blog, thanks for info re wotif site.....will pass it on to daughter who is coming your way in a few weeks, sadly not me!

Deb said...

We have lots of bees here but I hear they are suffering from some illness and are dying off. Tragic.

Jenevieve said...

I love bumblebees! They are such happy, beautiful creatures going from flower to flower! :) x

Malsen said...

They are very beautiful :)

Brenda Kula said...

I've already been seeing the bees in the Carolina jessamine vines. Love the idea of their "pyjamas."
Brenda

theoldboathouse said...

Great photo Pam! Glad you are having such fun while away...have you done any camping? ha xx Katherine

Gal Friday said...

I found my way here via Claudia's blog--like the look of it and what I have read so far.
Here on the North Atlantic coast of the U.S.(I live in New England). we also have big, fat bumblebees(which we may see in a month or so as it is early in the season yet for bees to be out), which move drowsily along and are not the "angry" type of bee at all. In fact, I have petted a few bumble bee backs in the past!