A few of my favourite things..

‘Night, ‘Night.

These bees are all boys.  They don’t sleep in holes, as the girls do, but cluster on a branch over night.  While most of them held still (just a few restless souls among them) it was no place for a tripod, so I had to use a flash.  The result is that you can’t see how delightfully blue their stripes are.

They hang on to the branch by their jaws.

6 responses

  1. I never thought I would say this about bees, but they are adorable!
    I like the background, too.


    February 1, 2011 at 9:54 pm

  2. Fee

    I LOVE those stripey bees … very cute. And who knew about the jaws? You are a fount of all knowledge Mrs BB. Thanks for sharing.
    Fee 🙂


    February 2, 2011 at 12:37 am

  3. if only we would all stop and notice the amazing beauty around 😀
    great picture.
    the blue would’ve been stunning, but this suffices.


    February 3, 2011 at 4:12 am

  4. Michaela, Fee, I’m so glad you thought they were cute. I began to suspect I really am spending too much time with my bugs, because I thought they were adorable, too. And they’re bees. It just didn’t seem right. But they are peeking so dearly around the stem…

    Fee, the jaw thing – doesn’t it make you ache just thinking about it?

    Vimal, I hope to see them again during a time of stronger light, though they are normally solitary then, but the colour is worth seeing; those blue stripes.


    February 3, 2011 at 9:38 pm

  5. This one makes a great photo…


    September 27, 2011 at 9:44 pm

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