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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. 😳

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.
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