Joe ᔪᐊᐣ
6 hours ago

Oh my Godddddd :blobcataww: Ophrys apifera au Parc Floral de Bordeaux.

#Ophrys #apifera #orchid #bee #FleurisTonFil

Ophrys apifera
Ophrys apifera
Ophrys apifera closeup
20 hours ago

More "garden" pics. There's #clover starting to bloom in front of the front steps, and #milkweed next to them. I just set up a #bee watering station, with clean stones and marbles.
#WildflowerHour #NoMowMay #LawnFlowers #BloomScrolling #GardeningForPollinators

Clover growing in front of concrete steps. Some of it is blooming with white flowers.
Milkweed about to bloom, surrounded by overgrown grass. In the lower left-hand corner of the image is a metal basket raised above the ground, containing a metal pan with rocks, marbles and water.
1 day ago

I planted Bryonia dioica to see if I could get the Bryony mining bee (Andrena florea) which only collects pollen from this plant in our country. Several were present. It proves that if you plant the right flowers, you may get lucky and get to see some nice solitary #bee species.

1 day ago

Spotted this little guy on the path during a walk this morning. Couldn't coax him onto the flowers so kept walking with him, after about 3 minutes he decided he was ready to go and just took off. Hopefully he's doing alright. #savingthebees #bee

Mathieu LESNIAK 🇫🇷
2 days ago

Plutôt content de cette photo.
Pas de retouche, sortie directement du téléphone (ok, en RAW quand même)

#macrophotography #bee #bees #nature #shotoniphone

Abeille recueillant du pollen sur une rose
John Carlson
2 days ago

A Long-Horned Cuckoo #Bee (#Triepeolus) enjoying the sunshine in #NewOrleans

A black and yellow striped insect rests on a flower. It is a smooth, not hairy insect looking more like a yellow jacket than the typical fuzzy bee.
2 days ago
2 days ago

Mah, wie sie aus der Blüte wieder raus kriecht und sich in der Sonne putzt, mein Herz! 😭😍

#bienencontent #bees #bee

Nahaufnahme einer weißen großen Blüte von der Seite, darin ist ein leichter Schatten zu erkennen, der sich bewegt. Kurz darauf kriecht eine Biene heraus, die Blütenblätter öffnen sich rund um sie wie ein Tor, das aufgedrückt wird, sie sieht heraus, sitzt in der Sonne und putzt sich mit ihren Beinen.
💙 I Bleed Blue 💙
3 days ago

Getting too hot to camp for us. Time for hobbies...acrylic painting and crochet.
#painting #crochet #portraitpainting #petportrait #gnome #bee

L-R: Acrylic painting of candy canes (on 6 inch wooden ornament), crochet lovey, acrylic painting of a black-vapped chickadee, crocheted bee stuffy, crochet bear lovey, acrylic pet portrait, acrylic Chrisymas gnome couple, acrylic portrait pairing and acrylic horse painting.
3 days ago

Josie and Winnie are big fans of #NoMowMay, perfect pasturage for working dogs.

The #Bee house is almost full, possibly a benefit of the unmowed meadow.

A spring green mowed lawn and an unmowed lawn, with a Bernese Mountain Dog closest to the camera and a Golden Retriever beyond eating grass in the unmowed area.
A wood bee house with bamboo tubes of differing sizes, many with solitary bee nests.
Jake Rayson
3 days ago

If you're creating #bee logs, be sure to keep the face of them dry. These bee logs are at the top of a stone filled gabion, with reclaimed roofing slate providing a protective lip over the edge. The slate is weighed down with reclaimed bricks in a pyramid structure, providing yet more nooks and crannies for invertebrates.

You can just see the young Aronia 'Brilliant', growing well

#ForestGarden #FoodForest #WildlifeGarden #GardenDesign

Gabion topped with slate and bricks
3 days ago

#Bee taking a bath in a poppy flower 🥰

#Flowers #nature #photography

Zoom into a red poppy flower with a bee collecting pollen
3 days ago
3 days ago

A beautiful European hornet queen (Vespa Crabro) hanging around the apiary yesterday. European hornets are native to the UK, and despite their formidable size and appearance, they are gentle giants and only get aggressive when threatened or attacked. Their nests are small, and although they like to catch a few honeybees for their lunch, they don't cause any problems or hurt the colony.

#beekeeping #hornet #HoneyBee #apiary #nature #NaturePhotography #bee

The face of the hornet looking out from a ventilation hole in a beehive roof. She has a yellow face and red legs and antenna.
The hornet on the side of a hive roof, she has a yellow head, red thorax and a thin wasp like waist. Her abdomen is mainly yellow with a darker stripe on the first segment.
Ronnie Tucker
4 days ago

Busy #bee this evening. Getting honeycomb from the hives and making new frames for the apiaries. Emptying the frames. Restocking the hives with more bees.

It's hard going this #beekeeping lark.

Not even started on butterflies!

#apico #steam #game #bees #linux

4 days ago
A doodle of a happy yellow bee walking by while waving! It is holding a dandelion in one hand and a bag of pollen in the other...
Ian Wallis 🇪🇺
5 days ago

This determined little bee gets stuck into some newly flowering French Lavender and, in her own small way, does the world a huge favour. 🐝

#photography #bee #flowers

5 days ago

I just discovered the hashtag #bloomscrolling and I couldn’t be happier! Here are Matilija #Poppies (Romneya coulteri) from earlier this month at #ElDoradoNatureCenter #LoveLBParks (with bonus #bee)

Photo of poppy with white petals and round yellow center
Photo of poppy with white petals and round yellow center, one petal bent upward showing a bee on the underside
5 days ago

Australia has had a recent incursion of Varroa mites, perhaps still under control. Here is an overview of the situation and what could happen if the mite spreads throughout the country:

#mite #varroa #beekeeping #bee #honeybee #Apismellifera #science #biology #Australia

Reddy Sothopery
6 days ago
6 days ago

Today's walk: refilled the empty little library, saw two baby bunnies, pet one white cat and saw this good bee.

#seattle #walk #bee

A bumblebee supping the last of a purple spanish bluebell as it goes to seed.
Rachel Armstrong
6 days ago
Simon B
6 days ago

update on the #bee swarm. the #swarm collector managed to collect the bees cleanly at 0500 this morning and said he'll drop by with a jar of #honey as thanks 😀 everyone's a winner!

Rt @warrenfarmNR
Insects are suffering huge population declines, our #bee & pollinator friends need our help, as much as we need theirs🐝 With less than 2% of #wildflower #meadow habitats left in the #UK #London #Ealing #Hanwell #WorldBeeDay2023 is time to save #WarrenFarmNR, 61 acres of pollinator heaven!🥰💚🌸🐝🦋🪲🪰🌼 #nature #rewilding #bees

Zazzoo 🇨🇦
1 week ago

A beautiful day today! I spend most of the day doing yard work but did take some time out to photograph dandelions. Enjoy!

#Ottawa #Photography #Bee #Dandelions

A photo of a honey bee getting all yellow and crusty as they dive in to get that sweet, sweet nectar. Dandelions are an invasive species in Canada, but I like them and so do the pollinators.
Nobody can call themself a photographer, amateur or otherwise, without taking a photo of dandelion fluff being blown off a stem. This is a photo of dandelion fluff being blown off a stem.
MountainWitch ⛤:flag_bisexual:
1 week ago

The Bee Tarot will be out sometime in 2024. I can't wait to see the whole deck.

#SacredSisters #Spirituality #WomensWisdom #Goddess #GoddessStudies #SacredFeminine #
SacredBeekeeping #WheeloftheYear #Mythology #Magick #Folklore #FolkTradition #Beekeeping #Bee

Bee Goddess illustration
cover of tarot deck with bee illustration
Claudia Zahn
1 week ago
1 week ago

Honey bees are well known to drink water, but yesterday in Tucson our USDA NIFA funded team studying #climate sensitivity of #urban bees observed a furrow #bee drinking from moist soil. #Dehydration may be an under-recognized danger for wild urban bees.

1 week ago

Two swarms of bees here today. One i was able to catch. This one is now in the new box. Part is still sitting outside and fanning to attract the remaining bees of the swarm.

The other swarm sits too high in the tree. My arms are a little too short.

Warning: lots of bees.


Nearly at the top of the birch you can see the swarm. This swarm is darker than the leaves or the bark of the tree. I could not catch it.
A large part of the captured swarm is already in the hive. The rest sits outside or flies excitedly around the new hive to find the entrance.

This swarm was in a hazelnut bush.
1 week ago

It’s world bee day? Okay. Here’s Bombus sylvicola on Prickly Saxifrage. It also sports a couple hive mites near the base of its left wing. #WorldBeeDay #Nunavut #bee #bumblebee

A bumblebee perched on some small flowers. It is yellow with a black spot between its wing. The end of its abdomen is orange. The flowers are white with pale orange spots.
Bjorn Idle
1 week ago

World Bee Day? What an awesome celebration. There are some amazing pics on here today!

Here's a tiny contribution from our garden

#WorldBeeDay #Bee #Bees #MacroPhotography #Nature #NaturePhotography

A honeybee seen side-on, resting on top of the large domed centre of a helenium flower. The background is all blurry
1 week ago

Apparently it's world bee day, so here is a photo of a bumble bee I took in Cologne in 2013 in the Rheinpark. I love how fluffy this bee's butt is.

#WorldBeeDay #Bee #Flower #Photography #FlowerPhotography #Florespondence #Cologne #BloomScrolling

1 week ago

A bee I caught sleeping. I watched it for a while, from a telephoto distance, as it was the first time I had noticed a bee actually just sleeping and I wasn't sure if it was alive. I don't know what I would've done, but I wouldn't have shared 'dead bee image.' Sleeping bees are cute; dead bees, sad. It eventually did buzz off, so 'sleeping bee image.' :)

Since then, I've taken a few other sleeping bee images. :)

#worldBeeDay #bee #photography #insectPhotography

A bee is laying on a leaf, it's little front legs straddling the leaf.  Behind it, out of focus is a yellow flower, with purples and greens also colouring the image.
1 week ago

For #WorldBeeDay here's a #sketch I did of a #bee in #ink and #ColoredPencil last summer. #MastoArt #Art

A sketch in ink and colored pencil of a bee on some flowers. The bee is in profile and predominantly black and golden brown and the flower blooms are pink and purple.
Ivan Milovanov
1 week ago

A #photo I took many moons ago; that of a #bee, with my beloved in the background. Since it's #WorldBeeDay, I remembered it exists & maybe You find joy in it as I do in that particular #memory.

#flower #bees #hortusbotanicus #Leiden #photography

A macro photograph of a bee on a flower (dahlia tenuicaulis).

The Flower has white petals with strains of pink, becoming yellow towards the middle. The pistil is golden orange, and the bee, of brownish golden and black colours, is mostly busy around that central part.

The background is blurred, with a woman on the left and a building on the right.
Sharad Mohan
1 week ago

Today is #WorldBeeDay & so an interesting piece of information.

#DoYouKnow that 'Brahmari' is the #Hindu Goddess of #Bees

In #Yoga, she is represented by 'Pranayama', a type of breathing exercise through nose making a sound like a #Bee buzzing!

Like in this c1740 AD #Pahari #IndianMiniaturePainting from #Chamba now at Bhuri Singh #Museum #HimachalPradesh #India

#IndianMythology #Art #MastoArt #IndianHertitage #IndianHistory #Paintings #Religion #Hinduism #BeeDay #IndianCulture #Paintings

Claudia Zahn
2 weeks ago
Jascha Achterberg
2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed Lars Chittka's talk on #cognition in bees! Big recommendation to go watch it!

#neuroscience #bee

Screenshot of the title screen of the uploaded Youtube video of "The Mind of a Bee" by Lars Chittka
2 weeks ago

Impressions of a bee. (Native Australian Bees)

I think I want to stylize these further? I think. I'm still considering. I got the watercolour vibe I was after. But I think I was hyper vigilant about making the anatomy of each bee stand out that I kind of lost a lot of the initial shapes I had.
#bee #bees #NativeBee #AustralianWildlife #art #MastoArt #bug

Native Australian bees, the blue banded, which is bright orange with black tips and blue bands cross its abdomen. It's mid flight with legs hanging. The second is a great carpenter bee, black with a yellow upper boddy and a big black streak going down its middle. The teddy bear bee, a uniform brown bee with dark brown stripes on the abdomen.
The image is rendered with thick broken lines, especially broken to indicate hair, and soft internal colouring.
2 weeks ago

This started out so cool in my head - I wanted to do something impressionistic and watercoloury but it didn't end up working. Ah well, back to the drawing board, at least with these images I understand more about bees. Turns out native bees are great and fuzzy and I love them so I'm happy to draw more.

I think a native bee sticker set is just what people need, but I want to make it have flair and pizzazz and this just isn't the direction. 🤔 #bee

a low fidelity but realistic looking painting of a blue banded bee
Chris Price
3 weeks ago

🐝 More from today's walk:

The neighborhood is in full bloom. It was fascinating to learn about some of the local flora from @pmonks.

#flowers #florespondence #bee

A California buckeye inflorescence is centered in the frame, protruding past bright green leaves. The flowers' petals are white, turning rosy pink toward the center of the flower.  Protruding from the center of each flower, long white filaments are capped with orange stamens.

The background is blurry blue and green.
A honeybee hovers near a California buckeye flowers in bright afternoon sunlight.
A large red passion fruit flower covers the center of the frame. Around it, more flower buds are nestled amongst the vine's lobed, glossy green leaves.
A brown fly with spotted wings rests on a rose petal. The flower fills most of the frame. The petals are deep pink around the edges and graduate toward white at the base.
Nelson Chu Pavlosky
3 weeks ago

Some sort of solitary #bee has taken up residency in a hole in the lawn chair on my porch. Can anyone help me identify it? I'm in Philadelphia, PA, USA. #insectID

A dark-colored bee sits by itself on concrete.
Bjorn Idle
1 month ago

One of our bees on a paver in the garden. Perhaps she was enjoying the last bit of warmth radiating off the stone after a sunny but cool day?

#Bee #Bees #Nature #MacroPhotography #Macro #NaturePhotography

Close up of a honeybee, facing diagonally toward us. It's quite a furry little thing. The stone it rests on is a pale pinky-beige colour, stretching off into the blurred background
Charles Harper
1 month ago

“For so work the honey bees, creatures that by a rule in nature teach the act of order to a peopled kingdom.”

William Shakespeare

Henry V' (1599) act 1, sc. 2

Dwarf Rhododendron ’Patty Bee’

#rhododendron #bee

Curiously enough this bee is hard at work collecting nectar from this latest acquisition to the garden. We have high winds throughout the winter and hopefully this low growing version will flourish. Its pale primrose yellow blossoms indicate a certain toughness. I mean actual primroses are tough cookies.
1 month ago

Planting and maintaining a #bee #lawn

University of Minnesota Cooperative extension

"Are you interested in doing more to help our native #pollinators? You can make your lawn do double duty! A bee lawn can not only provide a recreational space for you, your family and your pets, it can also provide much-needed food resources for bees and other beneficial pollinators."

Quick facts:
- Bee lawns have flowers mixed in with turfgrasses such as fine fescues and Kentucky bluegrass.
- The flowers of a bee lawn provide food (nectar and pollen) for pollinators.
- Bee lawns are environmentally friendly because they are managed using low-input methods that generally use less fertilizer and pesticides.
- Bee lawns can still be used recreationally by your household like a regular lawn.
- A bee lawn can attract over 50 species of native bees.

#Gardening #GardeningForPollinators #NoMowMay #Bees

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