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Red tailed bumble bee.


Red tailed bumble bee.

on Cytisus burkwoodii .Photo by Jane.



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Beautiful Broom Jane, is this at the front of your cottage? Good Bee pic too...:o))

17 May, 2010

 

Yes thats the same broom Janey..the bees love it !

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

Well caught Jane ... lovely colour Cytisus .. .. .
We were very nearly caught by a swarm of Bees today , hubby was shouting at me and waving his arms running my way and then I saw it a swarm of Bees a huge cloud filling the garden we dived into the shed a closed the door and stayed there until they had gone ... ..

17 May, 2010

 

Oo-er Amy, that sounds scary! I have seen quite a few buzzing around in the bottom of hedges as if looking for a nest... but certainly not a swarm!

Good photo Jane!

17 May, 2010

 

Great photo Jane. Glad i was'nt in your garden today Amy.

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I had never seen them swarm like that before PG it was scary , i'm just glad that the shed door was open because we were right in their path .. .. I remember the old chap next door telling us once that he had a swarm hanging from a bush and he had to get a Beekeeper to come along with a skip to collect them ...

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

I'm glad you weren't Carole , you wouldn't have liked it .... :o(

17 May, 2010

 

Wow....never happened to us...but what a sight that must have"bee"n ! Sorry.....

17 May, 2010

 

:o(( To true...

17 May, 2010

 

Nice photo Jane........

17 May, 2010

amy
Amy
 

LOL.. We might have bee-n stung Bee Bee ....

17 May, 2010

 

Crikey Amy, good job you had a shed nearby to leap into!

17 May, 2010

 

LOL Amy !
Thanks Milky.....

17 May, 2010

 

Great photo Jane, what a beauty, you have caught it just right.

18 May, 2010

 

Well captured lovely photo. Ahrrr I wondered what these were, I thought they were black, I ve had lots this year, never seen them before in my garden.

They said on tv about the honey bees in decline again and asking the gardenres to encourage the ordinary bees by buying flowers that they like

18 May, 2010

 

Lovely picture of the Bee and Cytisus Jane!

18 May, 2010

 

Hello Bonkers ... he looks good against that peachy broom.

18 May, 2010

 

I've been reminded today of an old country saying.
A swarm of bees in May,
Is worth a load of hay.
A swarm of bees in June,
Is worth a silver spoon.
A swarm of bees in July,
Is not worth a fly.

It means if you have a swarm in May or June, they have the chance of making enough food and the queen will have young to carry on the population. But a swarm in July means they haven't time enough to get the hive in full production to survive the following winter.

18 May, 2010

 

Beautiful close-up.

18 May, 2010

 

Thanks all...
Havent heard that old saying before Doctorbob...thank you.

18 May, 2010

 

Well captured Jane.....

18 May, 2010

 

lovely pic

19 May, 2010

 

Fascinating colours in this photo.
Well done Jane :o)

19 May, 2010

 

Thank you Dottyd...Holly and Terra.....we have seen a lot of these particular bees in our garden this year.....

19 May, 2010

 

Lovely picture Jane and BB, don`t know about anybody else but I think the bees are getting bigger.

21 May, 2010

 

Nice pic Jane.
Sorry Amy but I don't believe the swarm story, I think that you and your other half were looking for an excuse to get into that shed together.

22 May, 2010



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