Rescuing a Bee

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Various flying insects land in the puppy pool and since they can’t get out, they drown.  If I find one that is still alive, I will rescue the poor soul.

The other day, I found a bee in the pool.  It was desperately trying to get out of the water.  I put my hand in the pool, slowly moved under the bee, and lifted it out of the water.  Then I took the bee to a safe place for it to dry off and rest, while it recovered from the ordeal.

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This wasn’t my first bee rescue and if you are wondering do I ever get stung.  The answer is yes.  However, I don’t blame the bee and I continue to rescue them.

I am the Bee Rescuer.  🙂

10 thoughts on “Rescuing a Bee

  1. Glad you rescued the Bee, they can drown in situations like that. I often put a small saucer or plate out in garden with pebbles on it, pour some water on it, then bees can land safely and still get a little drink from it.

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  2. I might save a bee from drowning, but I would put a leaf or something underneath it to lift it out instead of using my hand. I would not risk getting stung. My husband and I once rescued a racoon that got it’s head stuck in a jar. I felt so sorry for it. It had obviously been stuck for a while and was weak from the ordeal. We gave it water after we got the jar off (had to gently break it). After a couple of hours it got up and wandered off.

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  3. So lovely to know the bee lives for awhile longer…thanks to all the bee rescuers…I rescued one from my family room recently….picked it up on a newsletter and placed it on my patio….I was happy to do this since it was not able to manage the steps out of the windowsill.

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