Drone red tailed bumble bee crawling about lazily on thistledown. Found on wasteland near my house. Taken with a canon 450D and a canon 100mm macro lens. Processed in cs4 and added textures by flypapertextures Drones do not sting or collect pollen and tend to hang about lazily on flowers, no doubt waiting for the right lady to come along! When they have mated, they are not allowed to return to the nest and consequently die.