Monday, 14 July 2014

Spot the Pollinator: Honey Bees

With the hot summer weather many things in my garden are starting to bolt. One positive of my plants going to flower is seed saving. Another is all the bees that the flowers are attracting to my garden, and I need them to pollinate my summer squash, tomatoes and cucumbers. But on a purely happiness level, seeing the bees makes me smile.

I'm a little bit obsessed with bees, and when I see them I have to stop and take a photo of them. My kids and husband are getting a little bit tired of waiting for me to get the perfect shot, which sometimes is a challenge armed with just my iPhone.

I saw the bumble bee and honey bee when we were at Granville Island
this weekend. In fact, there were so many bees here that the air was buzzing. 

I managed to get a second good capture as the bumble bee flew away.

This honey bee was pollinating my cucumbers.

Cilantro bolts very quickly, but it is lovely when it flowers. They are
in the same bed as my zucchinis and bringing the bees like crazy. The
bee is difficult to see in the top middle of the photo. 

Spot The PollinatorI am linking up with The Green Bean Chronicles who is hosting the Spot the Pollinator segment. Pop on over and visit her.


1 comment:

  1. Cilantro always bolts here before I even have a chance to use it! But, as you mention, it creates flowers that pollinators adore. Love the two-for-one bee shot at the top. And just know that you are not alone. My family always comes into my garden looking for me - only to find me poised over a flower, waving them away because "I've almost got this one!"