It took me a while (and some help on twitter) to figure out the species of this gorgeous bee that hung out with me for a while the other day, but I wanted to share some more photos of her because she just posed so nicely and is such a beautiful bee.
After she had absorbed some of my body heat for a while, I put her onto a flower. She hesitated for a moment, then dove in, drinking nectar and generally getting absolutely covered in pollen. This is the bee version of plastered, I think. I’m still totally in love with this bee!
From a distance she looks not unlike a honeybee
She loves this ramson flower
A pollinating pollinator