I was walking past an unused section of the garden recently when a constant BUZZ sound caught my attention. I tracked it down and found this bumble bee ventilating what I assume is a nest ... I did not poke my nose in there to find out.
The location is an old squirrel chewed bird house that sits on a very tall (deer) fence post. It was mid-day on a brutally hot, dry, day. The bee stayed there in the sally port all during the heat of the day.
At least ... it seemed like the same bee was there. I suppose they take turns with different shifts ... with one bee spelling another. (heehee ... that's subtle humor right there.)
(If you have a Looney Tunes brain like me, you might be picturing a sheepdog and a wolf clocking in at a pasture time clock, right now.)
Bee cool dudes and dudettes.