Jude want’s to know “What’s your favourite purple Picture?” Perhaps this one? A Blue-banded Bee in a Blue Ginger flower. Blue Ginger flowers vary in colour from a blue to a deep purple depending on the amount of sunlight, soils etc.
I do have a few bees around here so lets celebrate #WorldBeeDay together.
Without bees our world would be so different. Bees are the life blood of our plants, all plants even those that some consider weeds.
This gallery of bees are all photos from over the years. Please enjoy
One of the first bee photos I posted way back in 2013. A Blue-banded Bee zooming around my garden
I have lots of Australian Native Stingless Bees. They are quite small, about 5mm. This one is harvesting pollen from a Bangalow Palm flower that had fallen. Aren’t the pollen sacks full!!
Carpenter Bees love coming around my garden when the Cassia trees are in flower.
Considered a weed, Singapore Daisies are food for bees.
As are Fireweed flowers
One of a lot of peoples favourite photos of a Stingless Native Bee with a Lilli Pilli flower
A Carpenter Bee foraging in a pink Lilli Pilli flower
Stingless native Bees love Crosus flowers too.
Blue-banded Bees and Blue Ginger flowers go together.
Another weed flower that bees love
The herb Basil should always be left when it goes to flower as bees love the flowers.
Zinnia flowers are bee favourites as well
Day Lilliesare great calling cards for bees
When the Pentas are flowering they are irresistible to Teddy Bear Bees
Salvia flowers are always on the bees shopping list
Getting up close with a bee and a Zinnia flower
I love Teddy Bear Bees
Ragtag Daily Prompt Friday: Macro
Stingless Native Bee just cruisin’
Finding pollen in the Bangalow Palm flower
Looking for the next flower
Enjoying a Singapore Daisy
Oh but I love this flower
Sometimes a Blue-banded Bee has to scrunch to fit in a Blue Ginger flower