Whatcha Doin', Little Guy?: Video Of A Bee Playing With A Dust Ball

November 1, 2018

This is a short video of a little bee that appears to be playing with a dust ball. But what is it really doing? Are there any apiologists in here that could shed some light on the video? Is it exercising? MATING? Is it practicing its honey-making technique? I'm kidding, it's obviously just dying since that's all bees seem to do now anyways.

Keep going for the video of this little guy hopefully not actually *putting on cool guy shades* biting the dust. "Take those off." I can't, I superglued them.

Thanks to Lucinda, who agrees we should make Winnie-The-Pooh the spokesperson for bee conservation so people start giving a dang.

  • ecafsub

    Unless someone got really lucky and found a drone outside a hive, that's a girl bee.

  • Mydoglikesme

    It is definitely a female honeybee. Male honeybees aka Drones are much bigger. Drones actually spend the majority of their time outside the hive, unless they go in to eat. They are pretty much only there to mate with the queen and tend to stay about 20 ft away from the hive at all times. If I could guess i would say the lint ball is actually stuck to her legs and she is trying to get it off.

  • sizzlepants

    That thing looks WAY more wasp than bee to my eyes. Let it die.

  • Mydoglikesme

    its a honeybee! and they will only sting as a last resort, since they die if they sting you.

  • Bling Nye

    Bees can end up on their back and get stuck that way when they're too weak to right themselves. So this bee was likely dying when the person found it; I'm willing to bet the person put the lint ball in the bee's grasp and filmed it "playing" as it died slowly.... biting the dust, yes (you can see its tongue briefly come out).

  • GeneralDisorder

    Steve walks warily down the street
    With the brim pulled way down low
    Ain't no sound but the sound of his feet,
    Machine guns ready to go

  • Bling Nye

    Are you ready, hey, are you ready for this?
    Are you hanging on the edge of your seat?
    Out of the doorway the bullets rip
    To the sound of the beat

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