Honeybee of a Different Color

Again on the Salvia. But this one is more sliver/grey than the golden of those in the hives. There are some darker ones around, too – I think they’re Russian. But there’s quite a variation in color in the honeybees that I see. Love the detail on this one – and it’s nearly full-frame. Got really close. The light is a little off for the flowers, but the bee looks great. And really good look at her eye(s).

Another sting yesterday. That makes four for the year. And only one in the several years previously. Not sure what the difference is. Was only trying to fill the birdbath for them to drink out of -maybe the flood threatened? Unfun, whatever the case. Hit my right thumb and my hand is swollen and angry. Ugh.

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