Magnolia Bees

4 May

A Time to Live

Melody Hendrix

Yesterday after the rain, I noticed that the magnolias in the back yard were blooming. I knew there would be bees after the pollen that falls conveniently in the cup shaped pedals of the magnolia blossom. The bees love to collect it and take it back to their hive. I set my phone on slo mo and enjoyed seeing honey the bees. Little did I know some drama was happening.

There are three bees. Two of them have collected lots of pollen in their pollen basket on their legs. The third one has none. Instead of the third one getting pollen itself, it is trying to grab it off the legs of the other bees. So amazing, we miss so much in nature in this hurried and noisy world. 😳

4 Responses to “Magnolia Bees”

  1. Bonnie Anderson May 5, 2020 at 9:46 am #

    That is fascinating. Great capture! Thanks for sharing.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis May 6, 2020 at 3:49 pm #

      Melody’s home is surrounded with insects and creatures and she is a skillful photographer. I love her work.


  2. divoran09 May 5, 2020 at 6:52 am #

    How amazing to get to see something like this. I’m so glad you sent it. I noticed the pirate bee had a slightly different coloration. I was also impressed with how much pollen the others had on their legs. Well it was a treat. Thank you.

    Love, DiVoran

    Liked by 1 person

    • Onisha Ellis May 6, 2020 at 3:47 pm #

      I wasn’t sure what was on their legs. The pirate bee was putting in a lot of work to NOT collect pollen. Our NC yard is full of weed flowers. I hope the bees are enjoying them.


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