Saturday, 9 August 2008

Bed and Breakfast?

Now this is something I've never seen before - a whole mass of bees sleeping in the dahlia bed!


These photos were taken about 7 o'clock in the morning - each bee sleeping on its own dahlia flower. They were definitely sleeping, not feeding, because I'd been watching them for half-an-hour or so before it occurred to me to get the camera. As the sun warmed them, they stirred and flew off. By 7.30am they'd all gone.


Very strange.
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3 comments:

liz fenwick said...

amazing!

Jan Jones said...

Weird, isn't it? They particularly liked that colour dahlia - or else they just wanted ones that were facing in that direction.

Kate Hardy said...

I had to look twice. Wow. Incredible.