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Bee on Trumpet Vine

It was a lazy summer afternoon and a few rather large bees buzzed around a group of Trumpet Vine trumpets. They enter the blossoms head first…

Bee Backing Out of Trumpet Vine Flower
Bee Backing Out of Trumpet Vine Flower

… then awkwardly back out.

Bee Backing Out of Trumpet Vine Flower
Bee Backing Out of Trumpet Vine Flower

Lift off to the next flower.

Bee Flying Away From Trumpet Vine Flower
Bee Flying Away From Trumpet Vine Flower

This one appeared to pause for a moment on the flower ruffle.

Bee On Trumpet Vine Flower
Bee On Trumpet Vine Flower

Pollen sacks loaded but they kept working, this time with a sideways maneuver into the blossom.

Bee On Trumpet Vine Flower
Bee On Trumpet Vine Flower

 

Bee Spiral

This bee was a diligent worker, checking every single one of the florets on this branch.

Bee Working a Stem of Florets
Bee Working a Stem of Florets

He worked in a circular motion, spiraling towards the tip of the branch.

Bee Working a Stem of Florets
Bee Working a Stem of Florets

Up, over and around again.

Bee Working a Stem of Florets
Bee Working a Stem of Florets

I lost focus when he got to the very end and the branch started to wobble.

Bee Working a Stem of Florets
Bee Working a Stem of Florets

Tattered Moth and Bee

This moth looks a little worse for the wear but found a great spot to gather some sustenance. The bee was working his way around the sunflower’s perimeter.

Moth and Bee on Sunflower
Moth and Bee on Sunflower

Then zip, the bee made a bee line to the next flower with some of that hard gained pollen dropping behind him. The moth didn’t miss a beat and continued his methodical probing.

Moth on Sunflower
Moth on Sunflower

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