So, you remember the “New Bee” that was dull black and transformed into a beautiful adult bee? Well, he’s an old bee now, and since he emerged from his nest so late, it seems like he doesn’t really know how to be a bee. But he comes home every night and takes up a place under the eves of my house, or in one of the unoccupied nests. I’m sure this is the same bee, because of the way he acts, and because males don’t usually live this late into the season. Ever since he flew away, he’s made it clear that he does not want to be in captivity, but he still wants to stay close.
Very sweet, and very gentle, according to the bee experts, he’s supposed to be dead. But guess what, he’s not.