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.