They say you can pet a bumblebee.
If you are silly enough to try, indeed, you can.
I gingerly, gently stroked her velvet topside as she busied herself in a flower.
She didn’t seem to mind my curiosity.
She was to busy gathering nectar and pollen to feed the brood.
Her and her cousins the honeybees, labors of love, inadvertently feeds us and the world.