you know those really huge black bumble bees with the yellow stripe on them, they are almost as big as your thumb nail? Well yesterday when leaving for the grocery store, I saw one on my artichoke thistles, he seemed like he was stuck. So was talking to him and I pet him to urge him to fly home to his hive. When another arrived. My husband told me I was crazy to get that close, but I wasn’t afraid. I think he was too heavy with pollen to fly… let alone sting me.