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Bees in the Bishop's Children Dahlias

July 24, 2017

 

This is the first time I planted a Bishop's Children  Dahlia x hybrida .

It is growing in a 7 gallon pot and thriving.

What is interesting about these plants is that you never know what color the blossoms will be.

I thought the blossoms would be different colors, but all them are this same vibrant shade of red.

 

 

Bees are constant visitors for the dahlia's nectar and pollen.

In a recent post there were images of the Yellow Faced Bumble Bee.

 

 

In the above image is a honey bee foraging for nectar.

 

 

 

 

 

 

And here is a leaf cutter bee in another blossom.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The leaf cutter bee is flying away from that blossom to another.

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