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#508

Natives and one of the girls enjoying the garden bounty


#509

That one is worthy of publication! Absolutely gorgeous. Love how you captured the bee’s approach, with landing gear deployed :flight_arrival:


#510

Thanks Eva,
It took me a while to work out how to post photos but there will be more to come…
Good old piece of fruit phone…
:smile:


#511

Pollen pants


#512

Hiya all, couple of photos for you. :slight_smile:

The BW bees after the 37°C day today. Wash boarding. Interesting to note that the purchased nucs are the only ones to be wash boarding. Both feral colonies aren’t wash boarding at all. Curious.

Here is another artichoke photo taken today, the bees love this flower. There was one bee on it yesterday arvo when the flower opened and this morning before work this morning I took this photo.
Can you spot the blue banded bee?

Normally I’d harvest the artichokes but now I have bees I’m leaving them mature as the bees seem to like them.
I miss fresh artichokes now. Damn bees. :wink:


#513

Gorgeous giant thistle skegs! I grew artichokes from seed for the first time this year - an overwintering experiment now. I only got two buds from the ten I planted, so I let them go to bloom for the bees as well :honeybee::two_hearts:

Made interesting dried flowers too - here, with some sunflowers:


#514


#515

Interesting flowers! What are they?


#516

I had to ask also apparently its Celosia spicata or argentia otherwise known as Cockscomb. It is a weed but seeing as the bees loved it I took some home. Hey, a weeds just a plant that grows where you don’t want it right? :blush:


#517

That’s right, a rose bush in a potato field is a weed.


#518

Just a quick shot of one of my queens and her attendants. This is one they “grew” themselves. She has turned out to be quite prolific.


#519

Great photo Tammie :slightly_smiling_face:


#520

Thanks. I took this during a hive inspection with my phone. A bit of a challenge with propolis encrusted gloves and balancing the frame on one corner with one hand! :relaxed:


#521

My 3year old son taking photos


#522

Aww, natural talent! :smile:


#523

Wow…perfect Snapdragons
Never seen bees on mine though


#524

Mis-spent childhood opening snapdragons revealed mainly bumble bees in the ones I looked at. :smile:


#525

Hahaha :joy: :joy: :joy_cat:


#526

A feral colony in a large sugar maple in -20C. Hope they make it through the winter!


#528

What is wash Boarding? And why do bees do it?
From a newbee