As this yellow and black honey bee ventured inside a nasturtium bloom, it took on the orange hue and practically disappeared while I took this photo yesterday. While there aren’t many butterflies about, the bee activity is quite high.
This honey bee appears to have fallen asleep while collecting nectar.
Honey bees are industrious, rising to go to work in the first hint of morning sun. Their efforts are critical to the spread of crops needed for the human food supply chain. Protect the bees from pesticides, wildfires and drought!
Election drama here. Time for a photo of a honey bee…and another cup of coffee.
While most of the honey bees in our backyard are buzzing around the ivy, one flew into a cloud of white chrysanthemums.
Yesterday I spotted a swarm of honey bees flying in and our of hole in a liquid amber tree, most fittingly, since honey is sometimes called “liquid amber.” A knock on the door led to a brief conversation with the owner who said the bees have been in the tree for a few years. WeContinue reading “Liquid Amber”