Saturday, March 15, 2014

Busy Little Black Bee

I saw lots of black bees last year on my white coneflowers, and these little critters were lightning fast. They didn't stay anywhere longer than a few seconds.

It's strange how I've not noticed them before, or last year or remember if they were in my yard at all! We always had bumble bees, honey bees, yellow jackets, and wasps, but a complete black bee was new to me.

This little black bee collected a full leg of pollen. Just like their other cousin bees, they are always very busy..

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  1. What amazing shots, especially the one of the pollen on the bee's leg.

  2. Lovely images of the bees and the coneflowers. I am looking forward to warm weather and seeing my coneflowers.. Have a happy week ahead!

  3. busy bees! lovely coneflowers, too. have a lovely week!

  4. they may be very fast, but your captures are faster, you captured them very well

  5. Hi Icy, I love the look of cone flowers but have trouble growing them at altitude. No bees here yet - too much ice and snow! Smell the flowers for me.

  6. Hi, just saw one of these for the first time in my own yard (on wild bergamot). I think this is a Two-spotted Long-horned Bee (Melissodes bimaculata).


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