I Got Pooped On Today

I got pooped on today, but it’s all right.

It was just a little bee.honey bee

And I was wearing John’s jacket.

honey bee

During the winter bees won’t defecate in their hive. Instead they wait for a bit of mild weather and then fly out on “cleansing flights”. Which is a very polite way of saying that if you are out walking near the hives when the snow stops and the sun peeks out for a moment you might be lucky enough to get pooped on by bees! 

29 comments on “I Got Pooped On Today

  1. Jesska says:

    What kind of hives do you have?

  2. This was none of my bees wax.


  3. beeblu says:

    Gosh, rather large in relation to its body size!

    • Jessie says:

      Yes. And thank you for saying so! I thought about saying something about my amazement on the size but it seemed a bit TMI even for bee info. They all piled out of the hive when the sun peeked through the clouds, apparently they were desperate!

  4. Kari says:

    I thought this was going to be the name of a children’s book you read with the girls! Cool photos!

  5. junekearns says:

    Is it good luck? Like being pooped on by birds? (As my grandma always used to say to stop me wailing.)

  6. Jenny says:

    great photos! I didn’t know this fact.

    • Jessie says:

      Thanks Jenny. Bee keeping books make it out to be a only about 45 degree all day event. But it seems more like they seize the moment when ever they can. It was late afternoon and in the 20s when I took these photos.

  7. aishwarya148 says:

    Such great shots Jessie! And also, I have a friend studying bee behavior (he is a researcher too!) and I’ll share this fact with him… For a change maybe I can teach him something?? Haha…

  8. Stunning shots! 😀 There are worse things than bees to get pooped on by. Does bee poo smell of honey?

  9. Dan says:

    Wow, I’ve never considered that bees poop (I mean, of course they do) – much less that they do it by routine! Amazing pictures nonetheless

  10. dianeschuller.com says:

    okay, I did not know that. You make all these interesting tidbits sound like fun, including getting pooped on!

  11. Imelda says:

    This is an interesting tidbit. It is fun to know about nature around us. 🙂

  12. […] we looked through the dead hive evidence of cleansing flights from the live hive was all around us and they appear to be doing fine. I’m crossing my […]

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