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Rescue Remedy for Bees (and butterflies)

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SuziBlue
SuziBlue  1116195 forum posts Scotland10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 1:26 PM


Quote: We don't know whether our actions towards one bee would make a jot of difference but for so little effort it's worth doing? Same reason I always free bees etc from the house - not much effort required and a live bee is a good bee.....

Ditto. Same with helping spiders out of the bath so they don't get washed back down the plug'ole. Smile

And for the personal decision to do what we can - absolutely. Why listen to someone who's down - why give money to a charity if we can't do anything else - why help a butterfly up into the air again - plain old compassion, surely. 8-]

Last Modified By SuziBlue at 13 Aug 2009 - 1:27 PM
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Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 1:48 PM


Quote: Same with helping spiders out of the bath so they don't get washed back down the plug'ole.

Incy Wincy would probably climb back up again. However, we all need a helping hand from time to time.

As for Mr Bee - well, he's got to bee back on duty servicing the flowers in our garden - can't have him slacking indoors! Wink

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 1:49 PM

I give a helping hand to most insects if they get trapped in my home but I do draw the line at mosquitoes. The vicious blood-sucking b@stards....

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13 Aug 2009 - 2:08 PM

Nice one Sandra! we will give that a go...

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 2:10 PM


Quote: ....but I do draw the line at mosquitoes. The vicious blood-sucking b@stards....

Not Squadron 9 surely? Wink

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 2:16 PM


Quote: Same reason I always free bees etc from the house - not much effort required and a live bee is a good bee.....

Unless it remembers its period of callous and unjust imprisonment from which it only managed to escape by means of a window carelessly left open and then returns with a few of its mates, all intent on wreaking as much havoc as they possibly can... Wink

Last Modified By joolsb at 13 Aug 2009 - 2:16 PM
Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 2:27 PM


Quote: Unless it remembers its period of callous and unjust imprisonment from which it only managed to escape by means of a window carelessly left open and then returns with a few of its mates, all intent on wreaking as much havoc as they possibly can

With beestly intent? Wink

brian1208
brian1208 e2 Member 1110310 forum postsbrian1208 vcard United Kingdom12 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 2:34 PM


Quote: Am I missing something here - there are people who will feed insects back to health?

Why?

Well - my Bumble Bees have got lovely little fluffy bums and now we don't have cats any more its good to have something to stroke!

(Stray children on the other hand get eaten Wink )

Most wildlife deserves an helping hand

crookymonsta
crookymonsta e2 Member 6700 forum postscrookymonsta vcard England10 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 2:46 PM


Quote: Am I missing something here - there are people who will feed insects back to health?

Why?

Obviously not a wildlife observer/photographer then John! Having spent many happy hours doing both with butterflies it seemed a very small but easy thing to do. Guess what? This morning, for the first time ever, I managed to find a Brimstone masquerading as a leaf on the Magnolia. A fine reward as far as I'm concerned Smile

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 3:04 PM

"Sting like bee - float like a butterfly."

Seem to have heard that before - somewhere. Wink

joolsb
joolsb  927115 forum posts Switzerland38 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 3:38 PM


Quote: my Bumble Bees have got lovely little fluffy bums

I'm starting to get worried about you, Brian. Wink

Just Jas
Just Jas  1225752 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 4:27 PM


Quote: my Bumble Bees have got lovely little fluffy bums

That's why they are called bumble bees! Wink

stolzy
stolzy  83753 forum posts7 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 4:40 PM


Quote: plain old compassion, surely. 8-]

Maybe I'm autistic, but I find difficulty in forming emotional attachments outside my own phylum

Pete
Pete Site Moderator 1318450 forum postsPete vcard ePz Advertiser England96 Constructive Critique Points
13 Aug 2009 - 4:51 PM


Quote: I find difficulty in forming emotional attachments outside my own phylum

Is it just me or does anyone else swerve to avoid running over birds small creatures that fly/run into the path of your car. I've nearly come a cropper a few times!

Firebaby
Firebaby  111204 forum posts Faroe Islands
13 Aug 2009 - 5:01 PM

No, its not just you Pete. I will do anything in my power to safely avoid them.

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