With a little bit of scabiosa on the left side. Looks like she’s coming right at you!
Along with it’s magenta friends… Kind of a weird shot, but it’s a gorgeous bee among gorgeous plants. Looks a little science-fiction-ey.
This monstrous penstemmon had blown over. So I got a 5′ piece of EMT conduit and made a stake for it. It’s standing up now. Pollinators love it. Missed a queen mason bee on it yesterday, but did get a good look at this brown-belted bumble.
Pretty rare to find a honeybee on this one. Normally, it’s natives. And even more normally it’s either wasps or flies. But this is a fun shot. Love the colors!
Been flat on my back since Sunday and the bee postings have suffered. Apologies. Going to catch up now with very few words – but it’s about pics, so…
Can’t for the life of me remember what this plant is called. Love the nearly abstract nature of the shot. The depth.
Still wish I knew where she was getting the orange pollen in that basket. That’s a good-sized chunk. Good look at her tongue, but otherwise that’s kind of an unconventional shape she’s making. Or, maybe I seldom post ones that look like this. I was just taken by it. It’s a Hunt’s bumble, btw.
The metallic green sweat bees sure love them. Saw a digger bee on one yesterday, but it’s usually the sweat bees. Sometimes a honeybee, but rarely.
And, in the morning, they do give off a pretty loud chocolate fragrance.
Sweet shot of a golden either going toward or away from the larkspur. Can’t remember. Because the larkspur self-seeds, the varieties in the yard are all bee creations. Which is kind of neat.
That’s the location, not the variety. Cute little critter, too.