We have a small overflow pond that hydrates all of the local deer, our cats and the bees. This body of water keeps us endlessly entertained. We head outside to visit tadpoles, fish, snails and eggs on a daily basis. Last Thursday we found a drowning bee at dusk. Oliver pulled her out of the water and named her "Mac."
It was cold and Mac was wet, so we took her inside. Oliver read her a book as she sat drying on a pillow.
We figured she would recover faster with a belly full of honey. She perked right up!
It was getting dark, so Mac wouldn't fly back to the hive. Oliver was thrilled when I told him Mac would be sleeping inside with us.
He made her a bed and syringe fed her some water. We tucked Mac in next to the heater and went to bed.
The next morning, Mac happily flew back to the hive. To thank us, she circled back around and pooped on Glenn. No, thank YOU Mac.