I learned the tough way that bumble bees sting people

When I was a child I regularly used to sing a song about bumble bees. Our preschool professor taught it to us! At the end of the song the singer gets stung by a bumble bee. But our professor told us that bumble bees don’t sting in the least. Only honey bees & wasps do. And I believed her for quite some time. Every time I sang the song I would skip the end of the song where the singer is stung by a bumble bee because I believed my professor. That was actually until I was approximately 12 years old & I found a little bumble bee taking a walk on the sidewalk. She was perfectly cute & fuzzy & I thought it would be nice to pick her up & put her on a flower. That was when I easily learned that bumble bees do in fact sting. I was stung in the worst way & it hurt especially bad. It turns out that the female bumble bees sting. The males do not. So my professor was still partially right anyway. I honestly wish I hadn’t learned things the tough way… Recently I got stung by a bumble bee once more! I was walking barefoot on my lawn when I felt an awful pain in my heel. When I looked I managed to find a half smashed bumble bee. And now I am seeing more & more bumble bees all over our lawn. Apparently they live in holes in the ground & my yard is totally infested with them. I am going to have to get some help removing the bumble bees. I don’t want to get stung again at all, however, getting stung did remind me of that old song I used to sing. But now, I sing the last part of the song where the bee stings the singer.

 

 

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