posted on Feb, 22 2019 @ 09:05 AM
About seven years ago I was walking to the leanto where I keep a tractor and some tools and wood. I saw a huge bumble bee and was watching it,
thinking "Whoa, that thing is huge". Then I heard something like a B52 bomber insect approaching, it was gigantic, it was probably the queen, twice
the size of that bumble bee that impressed me so much. I turned around and walked away, the thing scared the hell out of me. It didn't set up a nest
in the tin shed, it was just passing through I guess. The queen was ten times the size of the regular bumblebees around here, at least two and a half
inches long and an inch and a quarter diameter plus the wings. It stopped right in front of me and hovered and looked me in the eyes, I have never
seen one even close to that big.
I went and looked it up and it is a bumble bee that is not that common but they do live in some areas of the country in the woods. The article said
the queen gets even bigger than that sometimes. I guess they are not aggressive, as long as you do not piss them off. I am glad they just stopped by
and did not decide to build a nest.