Drunken bumblebees in our garden…

Drunken bumblebees working the lavender in our garden. Seems Bumblebees have longer tongues than ordinary worker bees and can reach to the bottom of the lavender flowers in order to get to the nectar. Moreover nectar can ferment, when mixed with rainfall and natural yeast. Consequently these incredible little creatures can become quite tipsy, especially in the late summer. These let me get within a few centimetres, without any attempt to attack. I know some folks are scared of them. But I rather like the sound of them buzzing about the place.

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