“I’m busy as a bee
collecting the drink
for future queens”
(“Oh wait, I AM a bee…a worker bee!”)
This bumble bee is likely a tricolored bumble bee based on my google searches (bombus ternarius). Bumble bees are valuable pollinators and produce only enough honey to feed their young. The ones visiting us, like this one, tend to favor the oregano blossoms in our garden and don’t seem to mind me when I have a camera directly in their faces. They just go about their business. However, I accidentally stumbled on a bumble bee nest one time while working in the yard…and paid for it dearly!
This post is for the “P” Challenge by Frizztext (“P” is for Pollinator)
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