Busy Little Bee

Cape Honey Bee on Honeysuckle 1

Haiku 244

Busy Little Bee

Buzz from flower to flower

Pollinate away!

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Cape Honey Bee on Honeysuckle 2

Hard to believe it is winter here in Cape Town, when the honeysuckle is in full bloom.

And bees are hard at work collecting nectar and pollen, while pollinating the colourful flowers for the next generation.

Cape Honey Bee on Honeysuckle 3

This little guy is a Cape Honey Bee Β Apis mellifera capensisΒ and is indigenous to South Africa.

 

20 thoughts on “Busy Little Bee

  1. scooj

    Lovely haiku and honeysuckle pictures. The Wikipedia link was fascinating although some of the science was baffling, and I have two biology degrees!

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€
      Yes – I was also amazed by the info in the link! It’s great that Nature is infinite in its variety – and that so many unique species live in CT. πŸ˜€

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Thank you so much πŸ˜€
      I planted 4 honeysuckle in a row, hoping they will grow into one long hedge, with colours yellow, gold, orange and red. πŸ˜€

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Yes, pollinate away little bee. We need you! The honeysuckle is beautiful. Funny, this doesn’t look like any of our winters!!!
    Ginger

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    1. scifihammy Post author

      Yes we need the busy little bees πŸ˜€
      Winter is the Best time for my garden here in Cape Town!!
      Having grown up in UK, I never can get my head around it! πŸ˜€

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