I’ve written lots about bees on this blog, and I guess most people who come here know how important they are to human existence; their overall busy bee-ness and the way they pollinate flowers that produce so much of our fruit, nuts and veg. So to celebrate bees here’s a gallery of snaps taken in the garden and up at the allotment. All, with the exception of the blue cornflower shot taken last month, are from the archive. At the moment the bees are zooming round too fast to have their pictures taken. Anyway more power to their pollinating…
39 thoughts on “World Bee Day Today 20th May”
Good photos and now we learn of a new danger to our bees..the Asian murder hornet.
Ooh yes. I remember your mentioning the hornet threat. Pretty alarming.
Hi Trish, what wonderful photos you have of bees. I decided to show off some bees as well. Thanks for the idea and link to the UN.
And your shots are magnificent, Cee.
Everyone go visit!
Gorgeous. As you’ll know, we don’t get those fat furry bumble bees down here.
They are the epitome of summer days on the heath in Royston where my gran used to live.
Happy to provide bumble bee memories 🙂
Have you read the life of the bee by Maurice Maeterlinck?
No I haven’t, Mak. And it seems as if I should 🙂
Oh yes, you should. It is an interesting read and he is a good story teller just like you
Thank you for that compliment 🙂
More pollen to ’em? 🙂 I love seeing photos of bees and had an incredible bee experience this morning. Just read “The Honey Bus” by Merideth May, the quite interesting story of a girl growing up in a very dysfunctional family and saved by beekeeping.
That sounds an intriguing read, Janet.
It was sad, interesting, and encouraging. 🙂
Fabulous photos, Tish! We should love and protect our bees!
Definitely we must. Thanks, Pete.
wonderful tribute to the bees! awesome photos! 🙂
Thank you, Lola.
Great captures, Tish
Hurrah, go bees! They seem to like the pansies on my balcony — the purple ones, but not the yellow ones. Fussy, I guess.
That’s interesting, Karen. Maybe the yellow ones’ pollen isn’t quite ready. I’ve noticed they can be very choosy when flying about the garden.
They remind me of people at a buffet! “Hmm, no, don’t really fancy that … Ooh, that looks tasty!”
How exciting! I just followed your UN link to World Bee Day – my learning for today!
You have such a wealth of bee captures! Lovely.
I’m v. pleased you got some mileage from the bee link, Ju-Lyn. There’s just so much to learn isn’t there. And paradoxically it’s amazing all the new areas of knowledge one is stumbling across during home isolation.
I love all this cascading of ideas and knowledge – it really tickles the brain.
And that can’t be bad. More brain tickling the better.
such a wonderful collection
Becky can you try ‘unliking’ this post. My site has gone ‘insecure’ again.
oh do what a nuisance for you. Have done so but my site is secure, and when I nipped across to yours it was coming up as secure. So don’t think it is me causing the problems
Thanks very much, Becky. I just wanted to check. I saw your sites were secure, and then mine reverted to secure. This is all very weird. WP people don’t seem to have a handle on it at all.
I don’t want to put you off ‘liking’ me 😉
Impossible, your posts are too lovely 😊
Aw. That’s so sweet of you 🙂 🙂
thanks for the buzz on this day I knew nothing about – your bee pictures are a glorious testament and I never tire of seeing bees!
They are definitely a b-lessing to us 🙂
I Can’t wait for the honey from these bees! Thanks for shedding the light on the international bees day.
And nothing quite like African honey either 🙂