31 May 2012

Dead Bee On Peg

dead honey bee

Putting the washing out the other morning I found this poor dead bee with his leg apparently trapped by the spring of the peg. I can’t imagine what he thought he was doing playing with the spring in the first place.

Anyway, being a dedicated nature blogger I tried to identify him, but couldn’t see a type of solitary bee that fitted his description, so I went to ISpot and very quickly two people said he was a honey bee – and therefore a she.

ISpot identification of bee

  So now I feel guilty for three reasons:-

  1. Inadvertently killing a bee
  2. Killing a honey bee
  3. For being part of the patriarchal society that automatically assumes everything is masculine

BTW I'm pretty certain that cat is a she, too.

dead honey bee