Bumble Bee, Humble Bee

The old name for a Bumble Bee was "The Humble Bee" for all its wonderful qualities.

"Me? No, oh no... I thank you for your compliments but I didn't do all this pollinating on my own in early spring in the cold wet rains. I had plenty of help from the other denizens of the forest, I assure you. I wouldn't say no to a little rest here though, if you don't mind holding still for ten minutes."

She says, as she creaks her bees knees and rubs a knot in her back.

It's okay Humble Bee. We know what you do and we salute you.