As Springtime captures the spirit of vibrant growth and the official escape from the icy and pesky gravity well of Winter, the reality of pollen is sure to wreak havoc on the collective allergies and sinuses. Even with a plethora of over the counter drugs and home remedies, the three month window until the grains of irritation gracelessly dissipate into the Summer heat is not a pleasant consequence to the mild and what should be an pleasant and enjoyable climate.
In a needed distraction for the 90 days of sniffling and eye itching hell, the icon of the season, the bumblebee, provides the effective tonic of distraction with its amazingly resilient and efficient pollinating powers and dive bomb and buzzing circular harrowing fly by assaults on the gardener. Though the workers and the queens never sting unless the nest is directly encountered, the B-52 too close for comfort aerial maneuvers do not get any easier to process with age.
Next up in the social insect hierarchy is the engineering of the ant colony to remove the microscopic plant matter devils causing widespread sniffling. Hachoo!
WATCH- The Lucky Bee Hauling The Equivalent To A Fifty Pound Load For Science (courtesy University of Washington)