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More honey bee activity in the native garden

April 20, 2018


The Spring weather is producing more food sources for the pollinators.

And I never tire of observing bee behavior.



Above is a honey bee getting nectar from the ground cover flowers.

Note the yellow pollen covering its back leg and sprinkled on the sides of its abdomen.









Another bee is getting pollen from a tricolor or bird's eye gilia blossom.

The pollen is bright blue!










This honey bee is climbing along the edge of a naked buckwheat Eriogonum nudum  leaf. Moments before it was resting on the leaf, wiping pollen off its face.






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