Thirteen year old girl keeps an injured bee as a pet after it followed her home | Cornwall Live


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Amelia Shaw
Kate Pounds
  • 09:28, 21 AUG 2021

A teen has a special bond with a bumblebee she saved two weeks ago who now wont leave her, even when she goes to the shops, and it went on a family bowling trip (Image: © Laura Pashley / SWNS)

Lacey Shillinglaw, 13, says the bee has refused to leave her side since she rescued her earlier this month

A teenager who rescued a bumblebee says it is now her loyal pet – sleeping by her bed and even following her to the shops and bowling alley.

Lacey Shillinglaw, 13, spotted the large fluffy bumblebee lying in the road while walking her dog two weeks ago.

She scooped up the bee, now named Betty, noticing it had a crumpled wing, and tried to put it in a safer spot, on some flowers in a nearby park.

But it refused to stay put, buzzing back over to Lacey and crawling all over her, and after an hour she gave up and headed home with the creature perched on her shoulder.

And despite repeated attempts to leave her outside, the buzzy friend has refused to leave Lacey’s side ever since.[…]

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7 Responses to Thirteen year old girl keeps an injured bee as a pet after it followed her home | Cornwall Live

  1. It is an amazing story. I just read a similar one, but that bumblebee didn’t have wings, was born like that, so it was dependant on the human. “Betty” isn’t really, so it is all the more astonishing. And bumblebees hardly ever sting. I have loads of them in my garden, I have never been stung. Even wasps will in most cases only sting when being touched, they don’t fly after people to sting them., unless, of course, you kick their hive …

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