Its been extremely warm this past week in Northern Ireland - reaching almost 70F / 20C but feeling much warmer. We aren't used to the heat and anything near 70F is super warm for us. The plants have enjoyed the warm weather and the bees have been busy buzzing from one plant to another - great to see!
I enjoy watching the bees buzz here and there. They really enjoy the lavender and chives (both purple, one of the most attractive colours for bees).
Unfortunately I can't seem to remember much from my four-hour bumblebee identification course last summer - must review those notes to tell the difference between the bees!
Left: Geranium with lots of bee action.
|Chives are very popular with bees.|
|Above: Gaillardia Arizona Sun.|
|Above: Bee is hard to spot amongst the flowers (can't find my tag with plant name).|
|More chives - worth having just for the bees!|
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