Honeybee on a Cone Flower

Honeybee on a Cone Flower (Echinacea – of some sort)

First, two of our three hives came back yesterday! Thanks, JodyBees (that’s how she’s in my phone). Things are more right with the world.

Second, great eye on this one today. And pollen on her face. Delightful to me. The pollen’s a little bigger on the cone flower than most others.

Looks like the weather here’s letting up a little today. Warmer…less rain. Wanting to spend some time with the camera…and maybe the tulips.

Rate this photo

Author: TheBeeGuy

Just a guy with some cameras.

2 thoughts on “Honeybee on a Cone Flower”

  1. Congratulations on your 50th post! I have always been terrified of bees so your photo’s flowers were more compelling to me than the little critters. Must admit bees are becoming addicting as you point out details which escaped me.

  2. So in my time shooting bees – and having three hives in the yard for the past few years – and even being in the middle of a swarm following it – I’ve only been stung once (by a honeybee – let’s not discuss stupidity and a hornets’ nest…).
    I was on the lawn, looking for bees on clover, and I put my hand down on a honeybee…and she stung me. Couldn’t blame her for that at all.

    But I get so close to them with my camera – sometimes with the lens just a couple of inches away…and they just have no interest in stinging. Maybe I’ll have a disaster and change my tune someday, but…

    And thanks for the kind words. The flowers are amazing for sure. Not many there yet, but if you look on https://emmisoure.com, you’ll find a number of flowers from our gardens, sans bees. Working on populating that site a little better.

    And…finally…one of the nice things about the photos of bees is they’re pretty safe. Can examine and enjoy close, close up without any fear. They’re really fascinating creatures.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.