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First carpenter bee sighting of the year

Here is my first carpenter bee sighting of the year on our patio.

It is a male Mountain Carpenter Bee Xylocopa tabaniformis orpifex, approaching blossoms on the Chiapas salvia plant.

What a magnificent bee!

Look at the large green eye and yellowish fuzzy anterior thorax.

It visits the patio throughout the day, feeding on the nectar of the salvia and lavender plants.

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bees in the bay breeze

For years I have been sharing ideas, gardening tips and recipes  with family, friends and colleagues.

And now I'd like to share them with you!

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