Bumblebee Quotes

[wpsm_quote author=”April Pulley Sayre” float=”none” width=”100%”]Honey bees cannot pollinate eggplant and tomato flowers; bumblebees can. So whenever you eat a tomato…thank a bumblebee.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brian L. Griffin” float=”none” width=”100%”]I find many people who don’t seem to know just what a bumblebee looks like, others who assure me that they are terrified of bumblebees or any bee for that matter.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brian L. Griffin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Surely, every child has had the heady experience of catching a foraging bumblebee in an old Mason jar., of feeling its resonant and angry buzz vibrate through the metal lid, and then, realizing that delicious excitement of indecision, hesitate to lift the lid to release the bee, fearing some angry retaliation for its brief imprisonment.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Brian L. Griffin” float=”none” width=”100%”]Surely, everyone knows the geat furry bumblebee, that gentle giant of the blossoms, that somehow awkward, slow, bumbling bear of a bee.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Calvin Trillin” float=”none” width=”100%”]If bumblebee leavings and stump paste are good for you, why can’t any of those guys (in the health stores) grow full beard?[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Colin West” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bumblebee buzzes around bothering everyone until he comes to a gentle butterfly who understands that the busy bee is looking for someone to be his friend.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Craig Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]Now everybody knows, I suppose, without bees in your garden, nothing grows.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Craig Smith” float=”none” width=”100%”]Now, bumblebees, from the day they are born, wear a black-and-yellow jersey just to keep them warm.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Goulson” float=”none” width=”100%”]A quirk of genetics of bumblebees means that it is very easy for the queen to control the sex of her offspring by laying either unfertilised eggs, which becomes son, or fertilised eggs, which becomes daughters. It is probably a good thing that humans are unable to do this[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Goulson” float=”none” width=”100%”]If a bumblebee runs out of energy, she cannot fly, and if she cannot fly she cannot get to flowers to get more food, so she is doomed — unless a small boy comes along and gives her a teaspoon of honey.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dave Goulson” float=”none” width=”100%”]Surely, everyone knows the great furry bumblebee, that gentle giant of the blossoms, that somehow awkward, slow, bumbling bear of a bee.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Dawn Matheson” float=”none” width=”100%”]For her fuzzy body, round as a ball. Her dainty wings seem much too small, to zip, or zoom, or fly at all.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Edward Gibbs” float=”none” width=”100%”]Little bee, little bee, why do you flee? Because there’s a hungry frog chasing me.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Elizabeth Lawrence” float=”none” width=”100%”]The hum of bees is the voice of the garden. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Kin Hubbard” float=”none” width=”100%”]A bee is never as busy at it seems; it’s just that it can’t buzz any slower.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mark Twain” float=”none” width=”100%”]Bee scientists always speak of the bee as she. It is because all the important bees are of thet sex.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Mary Kay Ash” float=”none” width=”100%”]Aerodynamically, the bumble bee shouldn’t be able to fly, but the bumble bee doesn’t know it so it goes on flying anyway.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Muriel Barbery” float=”none” width=”100%”]We think we can make honey without sharing in the fate of bees, but we are in truth nothing but poor bees, destined to accomplish our task and then die. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Omar Stone” float=”none” width=”100%”]These creatures build their nests under or near the ground, filling in holes or hiding in brush so as to stay out of the way of unfriendly predators.[/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Safra A. Catz” float=”none” width=”100%”]The worst decision, hands down, was wearing bright yellow when I was 9 months pregnant. I looked like a bumble bee. I have not worn yellow since. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”Saint Francis De Sales” float=”none” width=”100%”]The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them. [/wpsm_quote]
[wpsm_quote author=”St. John Chrysostom” float=”none” width=”100%”]The bee is more honored than other animals, not because she labors, but because she labors for others. [/wpsm_quote]