Sunday, 11 March 2012

Bumblebee with mites

I found this bumblebee, it was cleaning itself and I noticed it had mites on it - if only I'd known (and had a child's paintbrush handy!!) I could have helped her by wiping them off - see this article.
It was looking a bit sorry for itself :-(

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