The daily Minion check with a friend found me a Shetland bumblebee – well really a non-buzzy more comatose, bee. So I picked it up off the ledge, emptied out the Minion donation cash float tin kept in the car and placed “Buzzy” in and we drove carefully home. Sort of like a Bee Ambulance.
Poor little thing was barely moving, let alone buzzing. Daisy did a quick internet search and found we needed first aid in the form of sugar and water. I felt more like dunking Buzzy into a sticky mess. There were few signs of life. The odd leg twitch.
But slowly Buzzy became more animated whilst we read all there is to know about Bumblebee first aid. We transferred Buzzy, with the aid of various kitchen utensils (I mean what kind of spoon do you use for bumblebee movement – what is the acceptable etiquette here?), to a flowery type sauce for better dippage and drinkage.
Today I learned a lot about rescuing bumblebees and I hope we have done right by our little invalid who now is having a quiet moment in a box in the kitchen while I write this.
This film shows little Buzzy drinking the sugar water and then the second part shows it after transfer to the saucer – the breathing is normal (I checked).
So we shall see if Buzzy survives. I do hope so. I love bumblebees and this one obviously needed saving.