I just love my bees… I have all kinds of bees visiting my lavender right now which is one of their favorite plants. I did not harvest any flowers this year and my 12 plants are loaded with tons of beautiful blooms. This bumblebee has been working hard all day and has gathered lots of pollen (the orange balls attached to a worker or queen back legs). For more information and pictures see Bumblebees Collecting Pollen in my Garden.
I took many pictures and finally got a shot that focused on this bumblebee which was worthy of posting. If you want bees in your garden and we all do don’t we – plant some lavender as the bees go crazy over it.
Beautiful head shot don’t you think? Am I being stared at!!! Bumblebees have five eyes – two large ones on the front of their head and 3 smaller ones on the top of their head.
This is a picture from 2014…