I had a lovely visitor to my research plots yesterday.
Honeybee (Apis mellifera) on Ohio Spiderwort (Tradescantia ohiensis)
Although I am partial to the native and wild bees myself, the introduced honeybee is undeniably gorgeous, wouldn’t you say?
The ones visiting my plots were so golden too. Really gorgeous bees. I think my blogger-friend Emily (site here: Adventures in Beeland) called them “ginger.” I’d call them rangas myself, haha!
Yum, yum, such a delicious flower!
She seemed to appreciate me too, given that I’d provided these delicious flowers for her breakfast. I really want a photo of her flying. These are the best I could do. Still learning!
Trying to catch a photo of her in flight.
I need a faster shutter speed…or something.