Judging by our front yard, bumblebees sleep in hollyhocks.
They rest in or cling to the blooms, sometimes upside-down.
This sleeping bumblebee must have been too tired to leave after gathering so much pollen.
I gently petted this bee, and he kicked his legs out but didn’t fly away. It made me think of a protesting teenager: “Five more minutes, Mom!”
Looking bedraggled after spending a night in the rain.
Do not disturb.
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Thanks! The bees were so entertaining this year, I couldn’t stop taking pictures.
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