Bumble bee saved by brave Karen

17th July 2015This week

As you know, we’re located in the Warwickshire’s wonderful countryside. We’re sat in a veritable hotspot for bugs, birds and bees. They all do their vital bit for mother nature, the bee in particular. That’s why our office manager Karen, has hero‑status for saving a desperate bee.

Whilst typing away, one summer’s day, Karen spotted a huge bumble bee floundering on her desk. Swiftly and decisively, she leapt into action. With little regard for her own safety Karen approached the struggling insect and administered a tiny, but vital, serving of strawberry jam.

The stricken creature gradually twitched one leg, then pulled itself up like a Phoenix rising from the ashes. The bee staggered for a moment, and without so much as a conciliatory glance spread its mighty wings. The buzzy critter aimed itself at the window and flew into the Kenilworth summer breeze.

Well done Karen, you truly are a worthy first aider and an inspiration to us all.

You can help a bee too!

If you come across a bee who isn’t looking too perky, considering ‘feeding’ it a bit of jam or something sweet. That could be all it takes to breathe life into the little creature. It can then continue it’s quest to pollinate plants and produce delicious honey.

Bees are important to all life on earth. It’s estimated that of the 100 crop species that provide 90 percent of the world’s food, over 70 are pollinated by bees. Unfortunately, bees are dying out across the world due to intensive farming and pesticides. You can help save the bees by clicking here and joining the Friends of the Earth campaign to save a bee today!