Yellow faced bumble bee and the Ray Hartman ceanothus blossoms

Oh how happy it makes me to see the yellow faced bumble bees back in the garden!

Yesterday, when the temperatures were in the upper 60's and it was sunny, this bumble bee spent time around the Ray Hartman ceanothus shrub, feeding on nectar.

Look carefully and you will see pollen on its legs.

The pollen sticks to the bee when it rolls around among the blossoms.

These bees are so cute and fuzzy.

They are easy to distinguish by their large round bodies, yellow face, and yellow rear stripe.

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