Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Busy Bees

A hive of Small Garden Bumble Bees has established itself in a disused Wren's nesting box under
a honeysuckle bush in our garden. This year the wrens are absent,
in fact I've seen only one all winter.

The bees are very shy and I have to tap the nest to encourage them to appear.
After much buzzing they emerge!

They keep busy all day collecting pollen from a rose bush a few meters from the hive.

This rose is one of my favourites but it blooms for only about two or three weeks a year.
 We are however compensated by the gift of beautiful oval pendulous fruits which progress from
 luscious green to scarlet throughout the season.

The bees flit so quickly from flower to flower that I find it difficult to follow their movements.

Oil painting titled  SUMMER by Jason Jon.

Midsummer Moon

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Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

So cool...I love your beehive & all the beautiful photos!

Charlotte said...

Love the bees, and the roses, but especially the bees.

Palomasea said...

How beautiful, Ruby! The sweet sights and sounds of a Summer garden...
The bees are so fuzzy :)
Oh, I love that painting too...

biebkriebels said...

Lovely pictures of the flowers and the bees.

sarah said...

I can understand that there are many beautiful nature around you and you enjoy it. How woderful! I could enjoy it,too,thank you.
Have a nice day!

judie said...

I LOVE this bee story. Beautiful garden you have.

Red Rose. said...

The bee’s hive looks so comfortable!! Lovely shy bee and your flowers!
Hope you enjoy this early spring!


Stiletto ElsieXie said...

This single petal red rose looks almost like the poppy flower. I love these photos of the bumble bee buzzing around the roses. you have got a lovely garden.

cosmos said...

I love this red rose, so lovely!
The picture of bees and roses reminds me of an interesting post about "buzzy polination"
I saw "a super moon", full and the nearest to the earth, the other day here as well. So beautiful like the one in the shot.
Lovely days ahead, Ruby.

Boris Smola said...

I'm on the roof of the house for many years carpenter bees live. They are active in May. And the rest of the year they can not see. It's a pity. I like it when they fly.

susie @ persimmon moon cottage said...

I just found your blog tonight. Thank you for showing us some of your paintings. They are wonderful. I enjoyed seeing your garden pics, especially of the bee hive in the wren's house.

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