Up Close and Personal

Busy Bee 1

Busy Bee 1

I noticed quite a commotion by my Camellia bush the other day when I was out in the garden.

On closer inspection, I saw lots of bees buzzing around.

Busy Bee 2

Busy Bee 2

They crawled all over the newest buds.

Busy Bee 3

Busy Bee 3

Collecting pollen madly, and storing it on their back legs.

Busy Bee 4

Busy Bee 4

It was such a great spectacle, that even an ant came to watch!


post script: These photos were taken with my trusty old Canon, held at arm’s-length right in the heart of the bush, hoping that the pollen would be more attractive to the bees, than me!



46 thoughts on “Up Close and Personal

  1. C. C. Cedras

    Honeybees are SO docile. Unless you accidentally smoosh one, you’re unlikely to ever get stung…they die after they sting you, so their motivation is to leave you alone while they do their work.

    These are wonderful photos! Well done!

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      1. scifihammy Post author

        haha No problem, and I’m sure you’re right – just that I have been chased by a very large SA wasp once, with dangling stingers, trying to sting me on the face!

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