Bees everywhere. Sparring in the irises. Lurking on the back door handle (ouch!). Patrolling the newly cut grass. Mostly, however, they are in the pear tree.
There’s a varied crop of weeds, should the bees grow weary of pear nectar.
And, should my camera grow tired of bees, there are plenty of other visitors in the yard. I hope these two decide to stay. I would love a nest to watch!
The one of the bee in flight is amazing…a prize winner!
It is still cold here but I did see a bee outside our living room window yesterday…a confused one for sure, after the very warm temps we had a week and a half ago…
It’s good that you have a lot of bees…over the last few years there have been worrying reports of bees dying in hives and their population dwindling generally.
I thought about all those reports, watching them swarm through the pear tree. And I wondered how far they had flown, to find my yard…
Love the in-flight shot!
The blooms are lovely, the bees love their nectar, but oh, how I hope for a nest to watch! That would be sooo exciting!
I’m aching for a nest. Last year a pair of ducks spent every afternoon in our yard for over a week, then made their nest in the neighbor’s yard. I was so disappointed!
Wish we had your weather. We expect 45 and rain all week..
I wish everyone could share this weather. Hope your rain moves out soon, and some warm sunshine moves in.
Amazing pics, Rae. My bees are all buzzing in the redbuds . . .
Thank you! We’ve got more bees than usual this year. I can hear the pear tree buzzing from the other side of the yard.