Very Tiny Sweat Bee on a???

Can’t recall what this tiny flower is called. Just that it’s miniscule. This little sweat bee, covered in pollen, is just a bit larger than a grain of rice. Lots to like about this pic. I’m looking at the eye as well as the pollen all over her. And the flower is lovely, too.

Been having fits with the hosting of the site. I’m sure you’ve noticed it’s been offline some lately. Was down late yesterday when I tried to make this post initially. I apologize for being late on this one. But we can only do what we can, no? Probably a lesson there for me. Anyway…enjoy yesterday’s bee today. And another soon…

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Filthy One in the Basil

Of all the strange things. But…if you’ve got herbs, check for bees. They just love them. On this day in July, I must have seen a dozen varieties of bees in the neighbors’ basil (and mint, I think), at least that many varieteis of wasps, and the odd spider and butterfly. Was a great day and place to be a pollinator.

This is a nice one of a honeybee looking right at you. Pretty.

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Another Wool Carder in the Larkspurs

Similar shot to the one I posted the other day. Love the background, the eye, and the antennae. Not sure what it thought it was doing on the bud because it’s obviously not throwing pollen, but… Those wool carder bees are a little weird anyway. Might have been resting a minute and ensuring that nobody was entering his territory. Who knows. But he’s sure a good looking bee! (And yes, I think this one’s a male. They’re a little bigger…and they’re the aggressive, territorial ones.)

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Looks Like a Wool Carder Bee in the Sedum

This is a pretty neat ground cover. Doesn’t bloom all that perceptably or all that long. But it does its job well and it’s not a water pig. Another thing I like about it is that while it covers well (and quickly), it isn’t awful to remove when it strays (as a good ground cover is wont to do). Plus the wool carder bees really like it. Awful little buggers, those bees. Aggressive to other bees (not humans) and territorial…and never hold still long enough. But I’m fond of them for being who they are. Anyway…spring will spring soon…and new photos to be had then.

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