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.


liz fenwick said...


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.