This tweet about trapped bees prompted lots of lovely replies about people’s Bee Rescue Service™
It started when comedy writer and producer Simon Blackwell said this on Twitter, just to make sure that everyone does the same thing as him.
When you're letting a trapped bee out the window, everyone talks to the bee right?
— Simon Blackwell (@simonblackwell) June 9, 2019
And his tweet went madly viral suggesting that yes, people do indeed do the same thing. Not only that, it prompted lots of lovely replies like these.
Especially if a Bumble Bee as they are calm friendly bees, they are effectively miniature flying Pandas 😁
— Mike (@mikereid45) June 9, 2019
yes. ‘come on fuzzy bollocks, this way, gently does it…’
— Sarah Phelps (@PhelpsieSarah) June 9, 2019
Yes. If it’s one that needs sugar/water recuperation they get my chatty pep talks for quite a while!
— Sam Grimley (@sammygrimley) June 9, 2019
Yes, and much more respectfully than they do to daddy long legs.
— Julia Hartley-Brewer (@JuliaHB1) June 9, 2019
I ask for Nectar points
— Dr Andrew Laughland (@andrewlaughland) June 9, 2019
“Out you go…”
— Andrew Beasley (@BassTunedToRed) June 9, 2019
…. “Bee rescue, at your service. Now buzz off…”. Every time and chuckle to myself too, every time! 🙁
— 5.88t 🇳🇴🇮🇸🇱🇮🇨🇭+🇬🇧 (@dugraha) June 9, 2019
Yes , let the bee know there is more pollen out doors than indoors. Also let the bee choose its exit, this encounter should not descend into a battle of will for bees can be stubborn and are prone to play devils advocate when they feel pressured
— matt walsh (@mrmattwalsh) June 9, 2019
How would the bee know your intentions were benign if you didn’t? It’s just common sense.
— Tom Sutcliffe (@tds153) June 9, 2019
Yeah. But it’s v different to talking to a wasp. To bee: “Come on lil cutie fluffybutt, you can do it, yay.” To wasp: “Fuck off you evil buzzing crunchy flying bastardry YOU ARE POINTLESS & EVERYBODY HATES YOU GET OUT OF MY HOUSE.”
— Lucy Wainwright (@Whoozley) June 9, 2019
They understand tone of voice, whereas your wasp is oblivious to your kind intentions and is intent on your demise.
— David Banks (@DBanksy) June 9, 2019
Oh yes. I rescued a bumblebee that had ended up on a Northern Line train the other day. Had to coax it into a bottle so I could take it up in the lift at Goodge Street and release it outside. I conversed with it the whole way out. I must have looked utterly mad.
— Caroline Norris (@curu) June 9, 2019
Deffo, I’m extremely polite and courteous, often apologising for the lack of clearly marked escape route
— Daniel Kerr (@dan_kerr) June 9, 2019
Yes. Bonus points are awarded if you call it something like ‘Mr. Bumble’ or ‘’Buzzy Steve’.
— DocHackenbush (@DocHackenbush) June 9, 2019
Usually ‘come on you silly bee, I’m trying to help you ‘ …
— Clare Eden (@Execcer) June 9, 2019
Yes. Also apologize to worms I accidentally dig up and say “Hey guys!” to the various creatures hanging out in my greenhouse.
— Mrs Fran (@mrsfran) June 9, 2019
If I was to say no, would that be the sting in the tale?
— Pearly (@pearlylondon) June 9, 2019