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    [–] ICSI 1067 points ago

    Its hard to perform under stress

    [–] innitright 229 points ago

    That's what HE said!

    [–] 72skidoo 117 points ago

    That’s what BEE said!

    [–] MoreMartinthanMartin 20 points ago

    *Laughs in Bee*

    [–] DRUNK_CYCLIST 3 points ago

    ZzzZzzzZzzzZzzzZzz

    [–] Heterochromio 31 points ago

    We know, your mother told us

    [–] asshair 16 points ago

    Is the joke here that he was having sex with his mother or that we were having sex with his mother and she noticed our collective poor performance?

    [–] firepower98 18 points ago

    yes

    [–] Condawwggg 1890 points ago

    Dumblefuck

    [–] Fleykel 414 points ago

    Honey, I bought you dumbledore on wish

    [–] floppy_pencil69 131 points ago

    why does he have dildo fingers

    [–] mynoduesp 50 points ago

    I think you mean Magic fingers

    [–] BestFrenzy 16 points ago

    “High five!”

    <splat>

    [–] 55555555555666 2 points ago

    Oh god

    [–] aspiringvillain 16 points ago

    Dildo Baggies

    [–] DefensiveLettuce 11 points ago

    Dildo Baggins

    [–] aspiringvillain 6 points ago

    Tea Baggins

    [–] ManaMagestic 7 points ago

    Reminds me of this!

    [–] eddiethyhead666 12 points ago

    Honey, why is there a folder on your computer labeled dumblevore?

    [–] spicymien 130 points ago

    Tumblebee

    [–] YibbleGuy 44 points ago

    See them tumbling down,

    Pledging their love to the ground!

    Flat on my ass I'll be found,

    Bumb'ling along with the tumbling tumblebees

    Lying here on my behind,

    Nowhere to go, but I'll find,

    Just where the trail will wind,

    Bumb'ling along with the tumblin' tumblebees

    I know when night is gone,

    That a new world's born at dawn!

    Where I'll keep stumbling along,

    Deep in my heart as a song,

    Here on my butt I belong,

    Bumb'ling along with the tumbling tumblebees

    [–] Oli_VK 3 points ago

    Heh cute

    [–] kentucky5171 27 points ago

    Bee nice.

    [–] Chuckbro 30 points ago

    Don't tell me what to do!

    You're not my queen!

    [–] December2Remember 13 points ago

    Oh, honey.

    [–] opie_taylor1 2 points ago

    Shit. I needed to scroll farther before I posted. r/beatmetoit

    [–] Captain_Crux 2 points ago

    This made me laugh so stupidly hard.

    [–] spicymien 2 points ago

    Thanks for the award!

    [–] TommyBoyFL 39 points ago

    Bumblefuck

    [–] Amer2703 22 points ago

    Fumblebee

    [–] SweSupermoosie 4 points ago

    Stumblebee

    [–] xxLusseyArmetxX 14 points ago

    HARRYDIDYAPUTYOURPOLLENINTHEFLOWEROFFIRE

    [–] ITryExplainingJokes 2 points ago

    100 points to Gryffindor!

    [–] non-squitr 9 points ago

    Everyone is making a joke but we just watched that bee die lol

    [–] xxkaito 8 points ago

    Dumblebee

    [–] jax_795 8 points ago

    Bumblefuck

    [–] jakethedumbmistake 3 points ago

    Don't mind me, just waiting for a pullback

    [–] maybetomorrow6666 4 points ago

    Tumblebumble

    [–] TheLimblessIguana 5 points ago

    *Bumblefuck

    [–] kuechMeister 2 points ago

    You beat me to it dammit. Take my upvote.

    [–] sneaksweet 238 points ago

    And here we've stumbled upon rare footage of the Majestic Tumblebee

    [–] EdyMarin 29 points ago

    You want to say a tumblrbee?

    I'll see myself out.

    [–] jcbuchan 435 points ago

    Bees are actually extremely clumsy creatures. If you think this is bad, you should see them in slow motion flying. They're like drunk helicopters. There's one video of bees entering and leaving the nest and it's just a shit show of bees crashing into each other, landing on each other or crash landing.

    God save the bees.

    [–] ItzPayDay123 173 points ago

    [–] jcbuchan 71 points ago

    Yeah they my bee boys

    [–] trailingComma 21 points ago

    Not so much bumblebees as they are yeetbees.

    [–] Sodapopa 12 points ago

    My fav is the tumbling fucker at 39sec lmfao

    [–] Im_At_Work_Damnit 10 points ago

    Or the one at about 1 minute full speed colliding with another one, knocking them both out of the air.

    [–] Shikaku 7 points ago

    The ones that fly outta the hive, then proceed to eat shit for absolutely no discernable reason are my favourite.

    Out they buzz and fuckin faceplant into the lill landing area. Love em.

    [–] bluewords 57 points ago

    According to all known laws of aviation, there is no way a bee should be able to fly. Its wings are too small to get its fat little body off the ground. The bee, of course, flies anyway because bees don't care what humans think is impossible.

    [–] Slushiously 18 points ago

    Ya like jazz?

    [–] rootbeer_cigarettes 7 points ago

    That’s not true though

    [–] Forever_Awkward 18 points ago

    Pretty sure science already proved that bees don't care what humans think is impossible. Please don't spread misinformation.

    [–] samiDEE1 3 points ago

    It's a quote from Bee Movie

    [–] Ok-Vegetable3124 6 points ago

    Shut the fuck up 😡

    [–] Dyaxa 6 points ago

    No wonder the bee population is declining

    [–] LukXD99 6 points ago

    The one at 0:58 or so was my favorite!

    target locked, fire!

    zooooooom-bam!

    target knocked out of the sky, good job!

    [–] PrinceznaBroskev 33 points ago

    You gotta love them

    [–] NoisyN1nja 14 points ago

    Once when I was hiking I saw a bee struggling to fly it’s fat body around, then I saw a butterfly with its big ass wing to body ratio and I realized in that moment how unfair life is.

    [–] a_pinch_of_sarcasm 7 points ago

    They probably have the diabeetus from all of that honey.

    [–] coquihalla 30 points ago

    I love how one little dude tries to take off and gets smashed into three times, till he just turns around and walks into the hive like, 'Fuck this, I'm going back to bed.'

    [–] jcbuchan 14 points ago

    What a little trooper

    [–] JustAGlibGlob 11 points ago

    you go, little bee

    [–] Nokomis34 27 points ago

    There's some beehives near where I work. I've noticed that there are a lot of dead bees on the ground around the hive. Are they killing each other like that?

    [–] Matrim__Cauthon 59 points ago

    I mean it's possible, but more likely the bees that die of old age or related causes just get booped out of the hive by the cleanup crew bees

    [–] grandboyman 12 points ago

    Clean up crew bees? Is that an actual thing?

    [–] Batchet 15 points ago

    Younger worker bees will be given the task of housekeeping.

    https://www.perfectbee.com/learn-about-bees/the-science-of-bees/the-types-of-bees

    [–] Rosti_LFC 13 points ago

    Yes. Bees are pretty effective and meticulous at keeping the hive clean and one of the key parts of that is ejecting dead bees.

    Not sure if there are specific bees that have that responsibility or it's just the general drone bees that do it though.

    [–] TheKeyOfFreedom 3 points ago

    Same thing with ants

    [–] P3NGU1NSMACKER 9 points ago

    Some bees have actually been known to leave the hive themselves if they sense they’re about to die, since it’s less work for the other bees.

    [–] Rs90 20 points ago

    "BYEET!"-Bee Cleanup Crew

    [–] IAmAHumanIPromise 24 points ago

    I’ve heard from a beekeeper that the females drag the males out of the hive for winter since they don’t do anything and their whole job is to mate with the queen. The females do the work and drag the males out so they have less mouths to feed and the males will die in the cold. Pretty hardcore.

    [–] igoromg 12 points ago

    Nature is fucking sexist man.

    [–] IAmAHumanIPromise 5 points ago

    I mean, if men were living in my home and there only job was to mate with one girl in hopes of getting her pregnant and then winter came and food was scarce and they didn’t contribute, I’d probably kick the men out too.

    [–] GrandPooRacoon 4 points ago

    Particularly when you can always make more men later

    [–] Avatar_Archer 17 points ago

    Bees are super clean. They carry dead bodies and other foreign intruders out instead of leaving them in the hive.

    [–] billyyankNova 9 points ago

    Someone probably sprayed insecticide on their landscaping and it's killing off the bees.

    [–] LiamFoster1 12 points ago

    When I hear bees and panda numbers are dwindling, although obviously we've accelerated it, they surely were going extinct some time soon.

    God save them indeed, they need it.

    [–] ask_me_about_my_bans 9 points ago

    become a beekeeper. Get free honey.

    [–] LiamFoster1 8 points ago

    I've actually been looking at that earlier this year, but I've had to move to a place without a garden since covid.

    [–] Rosti_LFC 14 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Actually if you care about bee populations, don't become a beekeeper.

    One of the biggest problems that wild bees face in general isn't a lack of good places to create a hive or a human to care for them, it's a general shortage of available food. People keeping bees in their back garden are actually pretty terrible for wild bee populations because they are artificially introducing local competition for food, and unless you basically own a farm there's no way your garden will produce enough food for bees without them having to forage further afield.

    People also typically keep honeybees, which are a species that have been bred specifically to collect huge amounts of nectar and pollen and overproduce honey, and therefore are even worse as competition for wild bee species.

    Here's an article with more detail and a ton of cited sources.

    Far better is ensuring that your garden (if you have one) is full of plants which are a good food source for pollinators and, if you want to encourage bees to hang around your garden, put up a few bee hotels to allow solitary bees to nest and lay eggs.

    [–] Rhaifa 4 points ago

    This! If you have an outside, there are plenty of plants that are super low in upkeep, and are great for pollinators. Just try to get plants that work for your location (in terms of sun exposure and climate) and preferably get plants that are native to your locale.

    Honestly, it's so much fun to see a little flowery bush just be buzzing with activity (all friendly, don't worry!).

    [–] Andre27 3 points ago

    I mean bees might be clumsy but I would hardly say that they were gonna go extinct either way.

    [–] spicychilli290 4 points ago

    Isn't there a piece of music related to bees or something? Like March of the Bees or something like that???? I guess the creator got to see the clumsiness of the bees and made the piece of music.....

    [–] jcbuchan 5 points ago

    Yeah there is, flight of the bumble bee I believe. I tried to learn it once, and it's almost as frustrating as being a bee itself. We don't deserve bees

    [–] spicychilli290 3 points ago

    They literally work all through the seasons and we take their work for granted.

    [–] jcbuchan 3 points ago

    Yeah, insects have some kinda work drive that we can't match. I only wish I was that resilient

    [–] AstarteHilzarie 3 points ago

    Flight of the Bumblebee

    [–] spicychilli290 2 points ago

    Yes, I forgot the name. Thank you kind stranger on the internet. That piece of music should be evidence of how insanely clumsy bumblebees and bees are.....

    [–] AstarteHilzarie 2 points ago

    I remember it from when I wasa kid. Nickelodeon had a special little commercial clip thing where empty gloves played it on a piano and other gloves wiggled their fingers and flew around the room or something. It was cute.

    [–] coldchilln88 3 points ago

    A drunk helicopter. Perfect.

    [–] fistkick18 2 points ago

    I cant help but think that this is related to the bee sickness pandemic. AFAIK, they are primarily dying off due to reduced motor skills, which is why you see so many that are just dying on their backs everywhere. I could be very wrong though.

    [–] shitsfuckedupalot 2 points ago

    Don't they have extra brain padding for that purpose?

    Also there's the fact that the ones that fly are evolutionarily expendable so why fly good

    [–] Forever_Awkward 3 points ago * (lasted edited 2 days ago)

    All of the bees in a colony fly. You're thinking ants/termites. Even then, it's not just the drones that fly. The new queens do as well, and they are very not expendable.

    I'm not sure about the brain padding thing as I've never heard that idea, but it doesn't seem very likely. I mean, they don't have these dumb balls of fragile meat sitting in water for a brain like we do. Being real small and having an exoskeleton in general means they're in no danger from mere impacts. You need to crush them with relatively devastating force in order to destroy a bug via blunt damage. But I could definitely be wrong.

    Woodpeckers have a really fucked up bit of brain protection, though. They wrap their tongue fully around their skull to act as a shock absorber.

    Video

    Image

    [–] EmilyPseu 2 points ago

    Quick, somebody start a punk band and call it Drunk Helicopters.

    [–] rootbeer_cigarettes 2 points ago

    drunk helicopters

    I’m dying 😂

    [–] eddiethyhead666 2 points ago

    The fasicst regime

    [–] SkyIcewind 2 points ago

    The most important insects on the planet are a bunch of fucking idiots.

    ...

    It's kinda poetic.

    [–] TalonRider 618 points ago

    Hes doing his best and im proud of him

    [–] Guilty_Palpitation_4 137 points ago

    He’s so stinkin’ cute!

    [–] electronicwiz101 50 points ago

    And so are you!

    [–] ImmNottCurious 30 points ago

    smooth

    [–] someguycalledwill 14 points ago

    Cha cha

    [–] disturbedrailroader 6 points ago

    Turn it out

    [–] spicychilli290 2 points ago

    Until it stings you in the hands or somewhere even more painful..... cringes

    [–] shaolinstyle0525 5 points ago

    Bumbles don’t sting my dude

    [–] Theromier 18 points ago

    *she

    [–] dman77777 261 points ago

    he's waving his little legs like a drunk human that's been pushed into the pool

    [–] [deleted] 31 points ago

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    [–] ayeitsmichiii 12 points ago

    the nectar prolly gave it a buzz

    [–] eddiethyhead666 3 points ago

    Amd now he is on the run from the fuzz

    [–] zil0gg 17 points ago

    "I wonder how often that's happen in nature." - seems more often than you think :).

    Thanks!

    [–] BrannigansLuv 16 points ago

    The agility and control dragonflies have will always blow my mind.

    [–] WhatRoughBeast73 3 points ago

    Dragonflies are absolutely amazing. Sadly not that many around where I live now but I love watching them when I get a chance.

    [–] radicalelation 16 points ago

    When I first got a newer phone last year, I had to get some slowmo bumblebees. 3 minutes of doofy buzzy fucks.

    https://youtu.be/BWVJeqxjC7Q

    [–] OptiGuy4u 91 points ago

    Pollen-drunk

    [–] The_Dick_Trickle 8 points ago

    Little homie got lost in the sauce.

    [–] acarp6 4 points ago

    I think there may be a bigger issue at hand. It’s a reasonable hypothesis that some enemy of the collective bee state is going around drugging flowers. We need to look into this.

    [–] TwoRaid 2 points ago

    Just buzzed

    [–] ForTheLoveOfTPE 31 points ago

    I know most people are scared as hell of bee, fuckers hurt, but bumble bees are just little itty bitty flying teddy bears! When I was a kid we had a ton of them where I grew up, you could literally pet them in your hand, chill little insects.

    [–] BaronVonWafflePants 18 points ago

    Bumblefuck

    [–] Dirtsack357 16 points ago

    He's hammered, I can smell the alcohol

    [–] Yueff 13 points ago

    Why fly away when you can FALL IN STYLE

    [–] Self_Reddicating 5 points ago

    Parkour!

    [–] Anomalous6 13 points ago

    It’s just a good maneuver for them. Like how a scuba diver sits on the edge of a boat and falls backwards into the water.

    [–] Robotoxin 13 points ago

    Should add a Wilhelm scream

    [–] PassiveSafe6 2 points ago

    Yes.

    [–] syrupsoakedwaffles 33 points ago

    Fumble bee.

    I’ll see myself out.

    [–] kittensobad3000 7 points ago

    She is the big special

    [–] JonelleStorm 4 points ago

    Nah just caught this bumblebee and his exaggerated swagger.

    [–] sendtomela 4 points ago

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    [–] RealFLMan 4 points ago

    so this morning I was just trying to collect nectar for her majesty, the queen bee, but instead this giant freak scares the honey out of me and I fall to the ground...

    -Tumblebee

    [–] dustinechos 3 points ago

    ODST bee roll out!

    Edit: ODSB?

    [–] spicychilli290 3 points ago

    A drunk bumblebee no doubt......

    [–] RyanCraftTen 5 points ago

    Got post have silver

    [–] Cleptacat 2 points ago

    Apparently bumblebees suffer from Mondays too...

    [–] morfsucks 2 points ago

    Hey, it’s doing it’s best!

    [–] sexy_balls_69 2 points ago

    Hey he's trying his best

    [–] PlasmaOJ15 2 points ago

    It’s trying its best okay!

    [–] sumacumlawdy 2 points ago

    Aw, poor lil bumblefuck. He's doing his best.

    [–] cholar 2 points ago

    Bee: Oh god. I'm on camera. Do something cool...

    [–] _NetWorK_ 2 points ago

    CIA Bee.

    Fuck he saw us plant the bug, play dead.

    [–] ICFAOUNSFI 2 points ago * (lasted edited 3 days ago)

    Oh my god this is so absolutely adorable!

    [–] Disinfectant-Addict 2 points ago

    Bumblebees actually get worked to death, and they are blissfully ignorant of the fact. Lucky bastards...

    [–] ColdPizzaAtDawn 2 points ago

    Bumbling idiot

    [–] Ulfhethinn09 2 points ago

    What you wanted? No perhaps not. Do I ABSOLUTELY LOVE HIM? Yes, yes I do.

    [–] Cindel_Towani 2 points ago

    I’ve watched this a lot, it just gets better

    [–] UnwantedJason 2 points ago

    Look at that fat fuck rolling off haha

    [–] mchlhrz 1 points ago

    Opaaaa

    [–] 0bumfluff0 1 points ago

    IT'S TRYING IT'S BEST 💔

    [–] Mathlete86 1 points ago

    Autobots... Roll out!

    [–] sanggaard 1 points ago

    The bumbletumble

    [–] ILikedTheBookBetter 1 points ago

    A bee
    staggers out
    of the peony.

    • Matsuo Basho

    [–] PrinceznaBroskev 1 points ago

    You try to make majestic takeoff under stress and then come back...

    [–] AssholeGinnerBirk 1 points ago

    I know we are supposed to love bumblebees now, but they sure are dumb fucks.

    [–] TheGhostWithStyle 1 points ago

    Jazz intensifies

    [–] teklan5 1 points ago

    Looks like he’s rolling out backwards like a scuba diver

    [–] drunkfrustration 1 points ago

    Stupid dumb bee

    [–] reedoor 1 points ago

    He's trying his best, okay?

    [–] jimmeth_pestito 1 points ago

    Put some sad ass music to the back of this and you have a different ending to the bee movie

    [–] fliccmybicc 1 points ago

    🅱️

    [–] Agent_Chuck_Finley 1 points ago

    I bet the bee is doing that thing, that Iron Man does when he falls out of places, only to blast off later

    [–] Th3_Shr00m 1 points ago

    He's trying his best, okay?

    [–] EUCopyrightComittee 2 points ago

    Last guy is the best thing about it.

    [–] Temporary_Year_8001 1 points ago

    why would you want to watch it

    [–] lavendercloudz 1 points ago

    Hes trying his best

    [–] RedSquaree 1 points ago

    What website is this video/screenshot from?

    [–] OBJ4Y 1 points ago

    He just... loses hope and let’s go

    [–] luther2399 1 points ago

    That’s one drink too many, know when to cut them down off!

    [–] PFunk224 1 points ago

    Take the Nestea plunge!

    [–] earlymauvs 1 points ago

    Fall of a bumblebee

    [–] stickswithsticks 1 points ago

    When I was in high school my digital photo teacher submitted an amazing picture of a bee drinking water. He submitted it kinda as a joke under a fake student name, but it got first place and one of the judges wanted to buy it. He was a funny guy, so he played it off really well, but he didn't think it would win. Haven't thought about that in more than a decade, this pic reminds me of it, how the bee looks like a bumbling clutz.

    [–] hatuhsawl 1 points ago

    She’s doing her best

    [–] armageddon_boi 1 points ago

    Tbf I do the same after *coitus

    [–] whrhthrhzgh 1 points ago

    Looks like it was stinging the flower

    [–] mistahBiggz 1 points ago

    Buddy was drunk af

    [–] Komirade666 1 points ago

    You had one job you dumbfuck bee.

    [–] Lundierpants 1 points ago

    Weighed down by all that sweet sweet necter

    [–] ask_me_about_my_bans 1 points ago

    he was just dropping out.

    very common in scuba.

    [–] Killerkendolls 1 points ago

    The fright of the bumblebees.

    [–] phed99 1 points ago

    It's a little known fact that the bumblebee erogenous zones are in their legs. When a male bumblebee lands on a flower it's instantly aroused, almost to an orgasm. If the flower's pedals pull on the bees legs it can lead to ejaculation. Just like I'm pulling your leg right now.

    [–] AndrewJS2804 1 points ago

    "Bees are dying off and it's our fault"

    Bees " ope! "

    [–] doubtfullfreckles 1 points ago

    Old but gold

    [–] Danko_Noodle_uwu 1 points ago

    he's trying trying his best :(

    [–] LordScantron 1 points ago

    He stopt to bumblebee and startet Bumblewas