I heart bees!

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.

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