Thursday, 22 July 2010


It finally happened - i got stung.

I was walking to my allotment with my friend Robina and as she knows that i'm collecting dead bees for the project she pointed one out on the path leading to the plots. I picked it up and cupped my hand round it. Two steps further and i got a shot in my hand - it stung me! After a brief episode of turning the pure Preston air a distinct shade of blue, i picked the bee back up (i'd dropped it when i got stung) and saw that it was already dead - i got stung by a dead bee!

By the way it's a Bombus pascuorum, Common Carder-bee.
And look how sore my hand is - i'm finding it difficult to type.

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