I’ve mentioned recently that I see lots of bees, mostly honey bees thanks to plot neighbour John keeping about a dozen hives just a couple of plots away and because I grow flowers with bees and butterflies in mind.
I often try to take photos of them but they’re usually a bit blurry so not worth showing. I made a special effort on Monday and was pleased to see that among the ones I took there were these which I hope you enjoy looking at.
I was particularly pleased with this photo as I was concentrating on the bee on the flower and didn’t realise that there was another one in flight.
I’ve just read that Britain’s wettest summer for 100 years sees a third of bee colonies perish which makes sad, and worrying, reading. Have a look at the excellent Buzz about bees website for lots of information on them, including plenty on what you can do to help if you don’t already.
Have a good weekend!
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PS…The latest post over on Sofa flying is Outdoor lessons. To anyone who’s already looked at it please note that I’ve swapped the picture so you may like to have another look.