Wordless Wednesday – Bees

Bee Resting/Sleeping on Chive

Various Bees

Unknown/Uncommon Black Bumble

Black Bumble

Bees on Brook Thistle and Sleeping on Geum

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9 thoughts on “Wordless Wednesday – Bees

  1. Do bees really sleep inside flowers?! In this case I’d like to reborn as a bee! :-)
    No joke, I found a lot of bees ‘asleep’ inside flowers last year and that worried me, I thought they were dying instead…

    • Hi Alberto,

      I think sometimes they do yes, it’s not the first time I’ve seen one ‘sleeping’ or hiding inside a bloom. Sometimes I’ll try moving them to the sun/bloom to see if they’re hungry or whatever. I’ll often see them clinging to blooms if caught in the rain too. Some I’ve also seen dead clinging to blooms, I assume the water killed them or perhaps it rained for too many days and they were unable to get food/warm/dry.

    • Hi Pauline,

      The garden would feel so dead if I didn’t have the Bees, although the Hoverfly numbers are still worryingly low.

    • Hi Angie,

      Thanks, I just love watching the Bees and trying to spot different types. I don’t seem to have any of my Blue Mason Bees this year… Shame.

    • Hi Cathy,

      The garden would sure be a sad and quiet place without the Bees and other insects. I always feel almost bereft when autumn and winter comes and the Bees are gone. I spend so much of my time just watching the wildlife, even spiders.

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