Random and miscellaneous pollinator photos

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Post: # 12233Unread post SpookyShoe
Fri Feb 28, 2020 4:58 pm

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My dear husband requested that I grow a Cherokee Purple this year as it has his favorite tomato. I didn't start seeds for any so I went to my favorite independently-owned nursery to pick one up. While I was there I saw these bees having a good time on Bidens and Sallyfun blue salvia.
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Post: # 12269Unread post PlainJane
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:35 pm

I always love bee porn!
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Post: # 12278Unread post MissS
Fri Feb 28, 2020 6:56 pm

I love seeing those bees. Great plants too. I have had my eye on those Bidens for awhile now. My grower only grows the yellow ones and I do enjoy watching the bees use those. They also bring a nice bright color to the gardens too.
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Mon Mar 02, 2020 3:22 pm

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This bee couldn't wait to partake of this hummingbird mint still in the pot in my backyard; I bought two plants and they're going to be planted tomorrow.

The other bee I caught on a Lavender Lace cuphea at the nursery where I bought the hummingbird mint.
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Post: # 12679Unread post Growing Coastal
Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:04 pm

I had bees out on the few sunny days we had in February on crocus.
Then I noticed this one at the fountain Feb 20th. I watched as it investigated a drop of water. After it touched the drop it started cleaning off that foot like crazy then just wandered around getting feet wet without notice. Nice to see them coming out again.

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Mon Mar 02, 2020 7:02 pm

Yay more bee porn!
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Additional bee porn

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Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:28 am

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Another plant nursery bee, this time on alyssum. Bees are so easy to attract.
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Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:49 pm

SpookyShoe wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 11:28 am
Another plant nursery bee, this time on alyssum. Bees are so easy to attract.
If you have bees around...

I went 4 years without seeing a honey bee in my garden. It was so sad. Then I saw and whole bunch of them and noticed that they were trying to nest in my BBQ. Sadly I had to open the lid so that they would move on. It was another year before I started seeing the honey bees again.
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Post: # 13030Unread post MsCowpea
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:24 am

When I go to a nursery for plants I also look where the bees are and try and get their favorite plants.
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Fri Mar 06, 2020 5:02 pm

MsCowpea wrote:
Fri Mar 06, 2020 8:24 am
When I go to a nursery for plants I also look where the bees are and try and get their favorite plants.
That's exactly what I do. Same for butterflies.
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Post: # 13138Unread post Nan6b
Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:32 pm

The thing I always see honeybees on is my butterfly weed, the orange stuff.

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More bees....

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Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:06 pm

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Plant nursery bees.....
I had no idea they like blueberry blossoms. Plus I had no idea anyone grew blueberries in this area. The other flower is, of course, a zinnia.
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Post: # 13256Unread post Growing Coastal
Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:05 pm

Blueberry honey is delicious. Hives are taken into the fields to pollinate.I've had Rufous hummingbirds feed on a blueberry I keep in a pot.
Raspberries also do well in a pot and bees adore the blossoms.
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Sun Mar 08, 2020 8:56 pm

I watched the bees today for quite a while during breaks while working outside.
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I saw this!

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Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:37 am

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I couldn't get a good photo of him. But these are obviously the same creature.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 1:28 pm

Awww. How cute. I like it's stockings too.
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 6:12 pm

Cool!
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Mon Mar 09, 2020 11:00 pm

Looks like something related to the Skippers, with the way they hold their wings.
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Another nursery bee

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Post: # 13610Unread post SpookyShoe
Thu Mar 12, 2020 1:36 pm

I think this is Chinese forget-me-not. If anybody out there is looking to attract bees you have many, many options.
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Mon Mar 23, 2020 1:39 pm

[attachment=0]0323201308c.jpg[/attachment]I have a lot of black carpenter bees right now. They are too large to get into many of the flowers, and they are amusing when they try to fit themselves into tiny spaces.

This one was on the African blue basil.
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