YAY! It’s summertime in Alaska! We can joyfully open our windows and doors. Uh oh. A bumblebee flew through the open window and is now trapped inside the house. Here’s a simple trick I use to free a trapped bumblebee from your home (or greenhouse) without killing it.
The best parts?
- The method is less stressful for the bee.
- It is much less stressful than the cover-it-with-a-jar and carrying it outside
- It is more efficient, especially if the bee flies to the ceiling for a way out
- You can create the “tool” from materials you have close at hand
But hey, it’s easier to describe it to you in my short YouTube video. You’ll see, step-by-step, how to free a bee. (Plus more cool stuff about bees):
Why should you save a bumblebee (or any bee!) from certain death?
“If the bee disappears from the surface of the Earth, man would have no more than four years left to live.”— Albert Einstein
Now you know how to safely capture a bumblebee. Please share this video with your bee-loving friends.
The bees thank you!
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