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The rosemary hedge is blooming

October 13, 2015

 

 

The rosemary hedge is blooming!

Obviously it is drought tolerant because we have rarely watered it this year.

So it's great to see it so healthy and providing necessary nutrition for our bee visitors.

 

 

Today I saw at least three kinds of bees in the rosemary.

In the above image is a Western honey bee Apis mellifera Linnaeus

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a wool carder bee Anthidium Fabricius

 

 

 

And what I'm most excited about is observing for the first time a mining bee

Andrena Fabricius ! Note the metallic sheen on its dark abdomen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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