They really are as busy as they say,
and my how they gather at my chive blossoms.
If I counted I'll bet there would be two dozen
or more of these bumble bees.
Some are so large (over an inch long!)
that the sturdy stems of the blossoms
bend and bow under their weight.
My mother and brother are terrified of bumble bees;
even though they are reluctant to sting.
Not I. They just bumble around doing their jobs
bumping into things because of their poor eyesight.
Each one is slightly different from the other
but they all have their work at hand in common.