Passive Aggressive Rusty Patched Bumble Bee Just Going to Wait Until People Realize It’s Extinct

Despite being integral to the health of the Midwestern ecosystem, the rusty patched bumble bee has decided to not make a “big deal” about its slow descent into extinction.

“No, we get it. You’re all super busy and stuff and might not have time to notice that one of the most essential pollinators in your region might vanish from the face of this earth” said Drone 4752, a rusty patched hive spokesbee.


Despite being integral to the health of the Midwestern ecosystem, the rusty patched bumble bee has decided to not make a “big deal” about its slow descent into extinction. 

“No, we get it. You’re all super busy and stuff and might not have time to notice that one of the most essential pollinators in your region might vanish from the face of this earth” said Drone 4752, a rusty patched hive spokesbee. 

“So I guess, we’ll just wait here twiddling our pretarsuses until humanity notices that we’ve been gone for a while. No rush, we have time” added 4752, “but actually not that much time”.

The bees, which are classified by the US Fish and Wildlife Service as an endangered species, are declining due to the destruction of prairie and grassland habitats. 

“But if that’s what you want, I guess that’s fine” added the bee, “who are we to judge? We are just the very species your entire crop systems depend on, so don’t mind us!”

As hives collapse across the country, the rusty patch has decided to refocus on the present. 

“Wow, these flowers are so pretty. I wonder who will pollinate them when I am gone?” the insect wondered aloud while looking upon one of the many blooms that require bees to reproduce, “Oh, well…”

When asked to comment on the rising profile of the so-called “Murder Hornet”, the rusty patched bumblebee responded, “I don’t know her”.