As I was tending to a garden recently, I looked up when I heard a strange sound coming from a nearby rose bush…
this chubby bumblebee was not making his usual buzzing sound, but more of a squeaking sound, as he worked his way into and around this rose. The typical buzzing sound is caused by the vibration of a bumblebees flight muscles, but I am not sure what the squeaking sound meant.
Perhaps his muscles were a little rusty due to the heavy rain we have been receiving. Or maybe this particular bumblebee is a senior citizen with arthritis, he sounded much like my ankles in the mornings LOL
3 thoughts on “Noises of a bumblebee”
Beautiful floral colours! And lovely bees too
That must have been so interesting! It’s been a long time since I’ve even seen a bumblebee!
The thought of an old bee with arthritis is really funny! I see a bee with a cane in my head too!!