This mimicry was still not easy to autofocus, it is sooo tiny. Unfortunatly I can’t figure out which plant it was grazing on. Anyone having a clue?
The borage is alive! Borage was used in German cuisine a lot. The greens as vegitable or to add to pickled ghurkins. The flowers are still used as a nice garnish for salads, at least in my cuisine. I just learned that they can also garnish and flavor cocktails. I will definetly try that!
frayed wings – not seen before. Maybe is a thing of age? Since 2 days it is a law in Bavaria to save the bees!!! It is called Artenschutzgesetz, a law where mainly insects get the chance to live. Ecological agrarian politics gets in place. Thank you to all the Gemeinschaften that supported the referendumContinue reading “Save the bees, it’s a law :)”
This is more a fly than a bee, but it is helpful, too. The bindweed is a weed, I know, but I like to keep some of them in the garden. The blossoms are beautiful and the insects like them. The proper name of the bindweed is Convolvulus and it is part of the morningContinue reading “A bee-ish creature in a bindweed”
Welcome to my photoblog of flowers and bees. Join and follow the flying friends of honey harvesters.
The wild bees are usually much smaller. This one got powdered by the rich pollens of the daylily. There are over 30 000 kinds of wild bees in the world! I wonder which one this might be(e)? Daylilies are edible. You can fry them, put them in soups or cut them with outher herbs intoContinue reading “Wild bee in a daylily”
This is a kind of Veronica. There are about 500 species of them, also called Speedwell. Small ones are the first on my lawn to grow, just few centimeters high. These ones start to blossom in July and get high as about 50 cm! The German word for them is Ehrenpreis (Price of Honour). NotContinue reading “Another beauty in my garden”
These bees were in sync grazing a phacelia. Is it possible to distinguish bees??
The phacelia is called Bienenfreund in German. Bees friend. And it really is. It has rich pollens and it blossoms from June until September. Food for all summer long.