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Busy Bumblebee

A Busy Bumblebee
A Busy Bumblebee

A Busy Bumblebee

I love to see these pollinators out in force, here visiting both bugle weed and forget-me-nots.


Bee Balm

bee landing on bee balm

Bee Balm

A bumble bee comes in for an intoxicated landing on yet another newly-opened bee balm blossom.

The flowers were literally humming with bees, and apparently the flower really is a balm to them as they weren’t at all interested in me. It’s good to have plants like this in your garden, both to attract the pollinators and to feed them—bee colonies have been struggling for many reasons in the past few years.


Bee Balm

bee landing on bee balm

Bee Balm

A bumble bee comes in for an intoxicated landing on yet another newly-opened bee balm blossom.

The flowers were literally humming with bees, and apparently the flower is a balm to them as they weren’t at all interested in me.


The Bizzy Bee

photo of a bee in crocuses

The Bizzy Bee © B.E. Kazmarski

So which came first, the open crocus or the bee? Did the bee emerge from its nest at the first waft of warm air and sunshine, knowing there would be purple crocuses filled with yellow pollen to awaken him from his winter blues? Or did the crocus open knowing that the bee would soon appear and stumble from one flower to another, spreading pollen and ensuring the next generation of little crocus bulbs?

Either way, I was surprised to see a bumble bee out this early in the season. I often see smaller bees and smaller insects, but this big, bumbling, buzzing bee happily dusted with yellow pollen was a welcome sight, and not at all interested in me, bearing no pollen myself.