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Bee Sculpture

The early morning sun was glinting off this hive, which  unfortunately was so high up I couldn’t get a sharper image.

Bees at Work
Bees at Work

I thought it was interesting with those lobes, and wondered if that was wax, or some sort of paper nest.

Bee at Work
Bees at Work

From the other side, if I had approached from the direction I probably wouldn’t have noticed it.

Bee at Work
Bees at Work

This last image is severely cropped, and not great detail, but notice how precise the cells are–an engineering marvel!

Bees at Work
Bees at Work

Magnolia Plantation and Gardens, Charleston, SC
August 20, 2021

Bee on White Camellia

This Camellia variety has the type of blossom with a prominent center and on Sunday the blooms were well visited by bees.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The bees were making a haul of pollen.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

This flower was on the outside of the plant, right at my eye level making for nice closeups.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

The temperature had been below freezing a few nights last week and I was rather surprised to see this much bee activity.

Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia
Bee Gathering Pollen From White Camellia

Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, SC
February 20, 2021

Busy Bee On Iris

I was admiring a patch of Purple Iris when this busy bee caught my attention.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

The bee’s yellow was a nice match for the Iris’s accent color.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

Hovering to assess the situation, he seemed to have rather long hind legs.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

He came back to this bloom several times.

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

Then, on to the next flower…

Bee on Purple Iris
Bee on Purple Iris

April 22, 2019
Taken with Ted’s Canon 70D, while my 7D was being repaired.

Bee on Lantana

Lantana bloom all summer long but are really noticeable in the fall when a lot of the annuals in flower beds have passed their prime.

Bee on Lantana
Bee on Lantana

In the first two images the bee’s eye has rather a weird glow, perhaps part reflection from the flowers.

Bee on Lantana
Bee on Lantana

The bee was fully investigating the flowers.

Bee on Lantana
Bee on Lantana

He was quite methodical, going back and forth, completely covering the flower head and giving me a variety of body angles.

Bee on Lantana
Bee on Lantana

Down But Not Out

I was happy to see this aged and fallen Rose of Sharon left in place on a lawn at Rose Hill Plantation. While not thriving, it provided a nice burst of color when the actual roses in the formal gardens on the property had gone dormant.

Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon

Many blooms were managing just fine and were a very intense color.

Rose of Sharon Bloom
Rose of Sharon Bloom

A few bees buzzed around in the late morning heat, 90 plus degrees F (32 Degrees C).

Rose of Sharon Bloom with Bee
Rose of Sharon Bloom with Bee

This one got stuck down in the flower’s center then crawled his way up a petal, curling it as he went, to get out. I wondered if he was carrying too much pollen to lift off, but he eventually made it.

Rose of Sharon Bloom with Bee
Rose of Sharon Bloom with Bee