Archive for August, 2009


Be friend, not enemy, to helpful bumblebee

Published on August 26, 2009

By Cindy Decker, The Columbus Dispatch

If my commitment to protect all animals were ever to waver, it would have happened the instant a bumblebee jammed her stinger into my cheek. The attack — in my opinion — was unprovoked, although clearly she did not agree. Bumblebees are fairly tolerant, operating under a policy of “Live and let live.” They won’t bother you unless you bother them…