Thursday, May 23, 2013

Buzzin' Bees!


This day was sunny and the garden was full,
literally amass, of bees.
I kept my eyes on them with trepidation.


These female bees
are hard at work
gathering pollen for the hive.


Head's up everyone ~~~
Here comes a very industrious gatherer!


This one is tucked away
inside this hellebore
almost like camouflage
for the stamens 
and the bee are so very similar in colour.


Bobbing away on this small epimedium blossom,
you can see the pollen attached to the hind quarters
(pale orange/yellow just by the black body)


I stood there staring at this girl.


She just centered herself in the upside down blossom
and harvested all the pollen.


Off to the azalea blossoms,
so many!


Even other insects were joining in on the bonanza!


I feel much better about bees and creepy crawlies.
Ron just sits or stands quietly with Mr. Camera.
Sometimes I think he's a wee bit cuckoo!
All this excitement over these small fellers
when he could be playing 
CATCH ME
with
MR. ORANGIE!

42 comments:

  1. the last photo of Sophie is just so full of meaning... those pretty eyes

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    1. She just loves to sit and stare at things. It's almost like she wants to learn about anything and everything!

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  2. Oh my gosh- the photos are beyond amazing. We love the bees... we try to take photos with our cheap little digital camera- and its kind of embarasing when we say its a bee,
    love tweedles

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    1. These ladies were spinning/flipping and buzzing like crazy. Dad just stuck the camera in the flowers and went for it. Most were fuzzy wuzzy ~~ but a few appeared to look like bees.

      Next time he said he would be more diligent and lay down on the ground and focus ~~ AS IF!!

      Sophie here

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  3. Busy bees!
    I love that photo of Sophie. She's ready for some attention!

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  4. You know I love bees! Nice action shots!

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    1. I do too, Debra. Some peeps are allergic and I hope this post doesn`t scare them off too much.

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  5. Those are some big fuzzy bees!

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  6. Bees are okay....as long as you don't snap at them! Just remember.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

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    1. I just sniffed them carefully, very carefully!

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  7. So pretty have a good weekend.

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  8. Hahahaha... All photography and garden enthusiasts are a wee bit cuckoo!

    What a great set of photos. I adore bees! They are beautiful little critters, and so hardworking. I love when they visit my garden.

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    1. At least we are a pretty bunch of cuckoos, right!!

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  9. Wow, no wonder they're called busy bees. Now we know that bees rock!

    Mocha Barney, Ashley Pumpernickel and Winniechurchill

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    1. Rock and Roll ~~~~ those bees like to rock and roll!

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  10. Those bees were busy
    Flying here and there they must get dizzy
    The cat tries to eat the though
    Pat stops that at our show
    Cuckoo can be fun
    Time to run

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    1. I just stare
      in my lair
      watching as the bees dance
      spritely at first glance
      spreading sweetness on their legs
      knowing I'll only get the dregs
      of that beautiful yellow honey

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  11. I love bees. They look so fluffy :)... ok, ok, ok. I´am biased I LOVE honey *lol*! Last pic? Priceless...

    Have a great weekend.

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    1. We enjoy wildflower honey and eat it by the spoonful!!

      Mmmmmmmmm!

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  12. To Bee..or not to Bee..

    HAHA sorry couldn't resist :)

    Have a great holiday weekend!!

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    1. Now that is zee kvestion!!!!

      Sorry!

      You have a great holiday w/e, we had ours last w/e!

      Queen Victoria's Birthday, haven't a clue as to how old she'd be now!

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  13. Whatch out for the bees .....you can get a big nose :-)
    Puppies are growing fast, today I bought them tiny puppy playthings....they didint like it at the beginnig

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    1. Moving slowly through the flowers because the bees can get so upset!!!

      No problems yet!

      Your puppies are so cute!!

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  14. Beautiful flowers and it seems like plenty of pollen for our bee friends! We would be lost without them. Super shots, Ron!

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    1. People are saying that the bee population is being threatened by something. It would be devastating for everyone. These ladies keep us in honey you know!!

      Thanks Sherry Baby!

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  15. You were very beesy getting all those photos! I got surprised by one coming at me once and jumped backwards about a mile or so!

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    1. That sure would have be bopping a few miles or so too!

      Insects are curious creatures, they are!

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  16. I hope Sophie doesn't get her nose stung!
    Nice photos of the bees. I'm always impressed with nature's use of camouflage.

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    1. Hi Janie!

      Isn't camouflage incredible. Sophie tries to hide in the tall grass and pretend she's a statue ~~~ such a funny dog she is!!

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  17. I enjoyed visiting the blooms and the bees from Sophie's point of view. You sure have a lot flowering in your garden.

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    1. Hi Barb ~~ so great to see you again!

      The flowers are doing so well this spring because of the cool temps. We expect major warmth and humidity soon tough!!

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  18. Keep your distance Sophie, wait patiently.
    Ron's photos are fabulous!

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    1. Yes I'm hearing you Eileen!

      Ron got bitten on SUnday so he's nursing his foot. Turns out it wasn't a bee sting and the Doctor couldn't figure it out!

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  19. People are mysterious, aren't they, Sophie?

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    1. Yes, my IngerDoodle ~~ but I'm good at figuring them out with my penetrating stares!!

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  20. Those bees are hardworking, but what a beautiful workplace!

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  21. Hi Sophie girl-- you really do have a beautiful place to snooze amongst all those pretty spring blooms. We are kind if excited about the little spring creatures here at my house too--

    As always- the photos are totally amazing. Those flowers are magnificent:)

    Love
    Vicki

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  22. As usual, amazing shots. A beautiful world....

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  23. These are magnificent photos! :) Bees are beautiful, Sophie, and they do such good work for all of us. I'm as fascinated by them as your Dad. Try to be patient with him. We humans like to do seemingly bizarre things sometimes. lol.

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This 'DOODLE' is looking forward to your comment....don't be shy...all I do is SNIFF & LICK!