Plump bee enjoys dandelion

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Busy bee,

How do you be?

You are so cute, I see.

Bumblebee humble part of Thee,

Helping pollinate and feeding me.

~~~~

We are all part of a plan,

try not to kill your dandelions,

maybe use natural way

to eliminate or

include them.

“Thank you,”

Bumblebee says,

My grandies express,

The world cries out saying:

Thousands of “thank you’s.”

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44 responses »

  1. I am pleased to see your message to go easy on the dandelions. We try to kill them when they take root in our lawns, and yet they have their place. Besides being edible, the bees love them. Maybe they aren’t so bad after all. – Mike

    • Maybe in another world or country people would grow them on purpose? πŸ™‚ Thank you, Mike, for including their edibible element. Not too long ago, I had dandelion tea and wine at a friend’s house! ❀

    • I am so glad you liked the photo, Merril. The bee was so sweet, almost “drunken” on the pollen and I got very close to him. The background was a little boring in this photo but thought, what the heck? … publish it anyway! πŸ™‚

  2. He doesn’t look like he’s starving, Robin πŸ™‚ We let our Dandilions grown as they like. They are very pretty little things and we like that the bees like them.

      • We’ve never liked pesticides because we’ve always had dogs. Dogs absorbs stuff through the pads of their feet. Faith loved playing with dandelions. And we like looking at them. As bees have become threatened, it just seemed to make sense to leave them alone b

    • I have been raised in a family who tried natural ways and agree, dogs do absorb chemicals through their paws’ pads. πŸ™‚
      When we lived in a development, my parents tried to dig dandelions up. We used to throw them on the compost pile.
      While walking our childhood dog, we avoided sides of streets where we knew they used professional weed killers, little yellow or green flags letting you know. (Tru Green and Scott’s products, e.g.) My parents didn’t like the thought of the pesticides coming inside our house upon carpet we three kids crawled or sat on. So, they were suggesting for us not to even play on those yards in the 70’s!

  3. Isn’t it interesting how certain flowers are classified as weeds? I wonder when that was decided and by whom. I love this, Robin. Every part of nature has a role to play or it wouldn’t be here πŸ™‚

    • So true, Diana! There is a purpose or role for all of the natural wonders! πŸ™‚ I wonder if the one who started decimating or eliminating dandelions takes “credit” for such a decision? Hmmm. . .
      I once surprised fellow bloggers, in a rather long essay, about yellow Carolina parakeets which American settlers shot at with shotguns or rifles traveling West, from their Conestoga covered wagons. Supposedly, the last one left was a guest or captive Carolina parakeet was at the Cincinnati Zoo.
      This can be found on the tags list on my full post. Thank you for your lovely comment! πŸ™‚

    • Dandelion salad is made from tender flowers and new leaves, wine and tea from dandelions. . . Along with bee feeders! πŸ™‚
      I have a few friends who keep them and don’t put any weed killer on them. πŸ™‚

    • Ooh, Beth! I have an hour to visit friends~ so will see your yesterday’s dandelion soon! πŸ™‚
      My first dandelion was in a ground level photo, this was just a simple one.

    • Hi Belle! I checked and have been following you off and on, for two years. Isn’t it funny how people get sidetracked and come back to be friends again in blogging and real life, too?
      Thank you for this fun comment!

      • You know I always come back to you! πŸ™‚ Glad to see you’re still keeping the site alive and exciting as usual! I’ve been off for a year and now I’m back, hopefully to stay πŸ™‚

    • Inese, so good to know you leave them alone and have dandelions, too. I have seen bunnies nibbling on them and worms clumping upon their roots, so there may be quite a “microcosm” of life depending on them. πŸ™‚ Thank you for joining this support dandelions group. Ha ha h!

      • Yes, bunnies and ducks love dandelion leaves. Even the pets, like guinea pigs or hamsters, love munching on them. One of the most useful plants, I would say, and I sure join the support group πŸ™‚

  4. Love it, missy. I love bumblebees. That definitely are good bees. Did you know that they nest in the ground? That’s why I watch for little holes in the dirt when I got outside so I don’t disturb them if it’s of their making. πŸ™‚ ❀

    • Natalie, I love you, my “Missy” name-calling, dear friend! πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€
      Yes, I realized somehow they are ground nest builders. Not sure how or when I learned this! They are not only busy bee’s, they have a great purpose to their lives. Someone little, a grandie, mentioned they help pollinate plants which bear vegetables and fruits so this was a helpful reminder of how wide their usefulness goes. Hope you and family had a special family gathering, dear. ❀ πŸ™‚

    • This is another great addition to collection of bee information I learned from fellow bloggers, such as yourself, Derrick. They prefer your geranium palmatums. Thanks!

    • Thank you, dear Lara. My granddaughter is named Lara. I like that you believe in saving the bees! πŸ™‚ Your comment was waiting approval and I apologize for a delayed response.

  5. Bumble bees and Dandelions are a lovely combination. πŸ™‚
    ( I can’t believe how many of your posts I’ve missed! I haven’t been getting notifications, and just assumed you were really busy and weren’t posting for a while. )

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