Wednesday, 19 April 2017

Bee watching

It is almost five years since I got my first bees and the fascination doesn't diminish.  I can still happily sit and watch them come and go.  Today there were lots of different pollen colours coming in - mostly in the white/cream/yellow/orange spectrum.  I saw one bee with pale green pollen but didn't get a photo.  In the next week or two I should see red pollen from horse chestnut.  Later I'll be looking out for blue from borage and phacelia and green from meadowsweet.  The bees were often pausing on the outside of the hives for a rest or a quick groom before going in.

Lots of them were happy to use me as a landing site as well.


  1. Fascinating for me as well. And bonus, while we watch the Lilliputians gathering their groceries, they entertain us with a buzzy sort of song/chat as well.

  2. Amazing pics as usual. I loved seeing the pollen and looking forward to seeing the pinks and green - I've never seen that.

  3. Love the detail in the photos. What do you use to take them?

    1. The lens is a Canon 100mm f2.8 Macro, Bill. For these it was on a Canon 650D. These were in natural light but I also use a ring flash sometimes and have recently been trying a Raynox DCR-250 clip-on lens on the front.