I found this little bee on my foot when I was gardening the other day. He was just holding on, checking things out. I gave a little shake and he wasn't going to budge, so I used a paper to slide him over to the flowerbed.
It made me happy to see him, even though my first instinct is to panic.
Bee stings are a bitch, I know from experience.
But after reading so much about colony collapse, I was proud to see him hanging about. Maybe one day I will make the leap to backyard beekeeping, but for now, growing their favorite flowers and keep pesticides out of the picture is a start.
Read more on the decline of the ever important honey bee, and what you can do to help, from PBS and Science Daily.