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Bees Knees

Posted Jun 12 2009 6:29pm

One of the most healthy sounds you can hear in the garden is the buzzing of Bee's. I photographed this one climbing up into the soft flower of the Foxglove.
I wish I knew all the different types of Bee's, but im glad when I see them. All with different looking bands of yellow or orange with the black.
They loved the Ceonothus, the Foxgloves, the Red flowering Rhodie, and the Snapdragons.
I want more pollen rich flowers for the Bee's to seek out.
The greenhouse seems to draw them in too, but the soaring temperatures can be deathly.
Both Cat and me have gone in with a glass jar, and a piece of yellow fly paper to cover the end, to capture then release the errant Bee's.
I even got stung by one on the leg after he dropped onto me in greenhouse. I picked him up off the kitchen floor and placed him on the lilac!
My thought was that he was stressed and disorientated. He used a fight or flight response.My love of Bee's continues despite being stung.
I can happily sit in Lavender and photograph the Bees flying in and out..
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