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Magnolias and Bees

5 Jun

A Tme to Live

Melody Hendrix

 

 

The beautiful magnolia trees are blooming now. As I was walking in my back yard I was admiring the spectacular flowers. I knew there were bees on the flowers, but stood there and really watched what they were doing.

I was fascinated to watch these bees frolicking around in the pollen, conveniently collected by cupped shaped flower petals. The pollen would stick to the hairs on the bee’s body. Then they would scrap it off and pack it around their legs as saddlebags. Then take their nourishing treasure back to the hive.

Some of the bees seemed rather clumsy as they wallowed around.

Some even tumbling and falling. The wasp looking insect is actually a harmless yellow jacket hoover FLY. Beautiful markings to mimic and protect.

Nature is awesome. Enjoy!

 

 

 

 

I am retired and enjoying life. My hobbies are my 5 grandchildren, son and daughter, and my loving husband. I am a photographer and extreme nature lover. I love spending time in my garden or in the wilderness connected to God my Creator.
Melody
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One Response to “Magnolias and Bees”

  1. divoran09 June 5, 2018 at 3:46 pm #

    This was wonderful! I hope we having been defending ourselves against this type of pollen collector.

    Love, DiVoran

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