Honey bees in the backyard
As some nectar and pollen sources are drying up the bees still will find food sources.
In the image above a honey bee is feeding on the blossoms of a Swan Plant milkweed asclepias fruticosa.
The milkweed is growing in a container pot. It's interesting because this particular plant shot up from a little skinny stem that was languishing in the pot. But somehow with the unusual heat and a little water a couple of times a week, it is thriving.
I'm just always concerned because crab spiders like to live on the plant and sometimes succeed in attacking the bees and killing them.
I often observe bees collecting pollen in roses, too.
The rose above, Orchard's Pride, has a delicious fragrance.