Mistbiene macht Rast

Dies ist eine Mistbiene, eine Art Schwebfliege, also eigentlich garkeine Biene. Sie hat sich auf den Blatt ausgeruht. Mir haben die Grüntöne so gut gefallen! Die Fliege wirkt dadurch auch eher grün, als schwarz und gelb. A drone fly on greens. It gives her a green touch too, I think!

Witwenblumen nicht alleine

Scabius and bees Diese schöne Stimmung habe ich im Juli eingefangen. Die Witwenblumen werden hier überall gerne gesät, um die Bienen und Schmetterlinge anzulocken. Es hat nur so gesummt und gebrummt! The scabius is seeded here a lot for the pleasure of bees and butterflies. This day was just perfect for going out for someContinue reading “Witwenblumen nicht alleine”

At the hive

The local beekeepers did build a house for bees and interested people as a kind of educational concept. It is perfect for my personal interest in taking pictures of bees 🙂

health food

Looking for nectar in a calendula and cornflowers. Both medicinal plants. The bees might use the healing contents as well for treats? The cornflower can be used in teas and helps the gall bladder and the liver to work properly. Like a tonic! The calendula is used in teas or tinctures as an antiviral andContinue reading “health food”

Drink, bee, drink

Thirsty bees in the bee’s pub. They seem to be chatting about the fountains water supply. It gets less this year

Bee’s relatives

There is a net of hornets in the soil at my work’s parking lot! As they are a protected species, there is protection put up for both, human and insects. A red and white striped barrier. Why not black and yellow? I learned: Honets are wasps. They have a very thin wasp waist (see images).HornetsContinue reading “Bee’s relatives”

Propeller Bee

I did it again! Got it in the air 🙂 I was so thrilled, that I didn’t look at the flower properly. So I can’t find out, what kind of blossom this is. Can anyone help??

Such a colourful beezfood!

The Echinacea is not only healthy but so very nice, too! I will try to get those ones for my garden next year. Bees like them for sure. The commonly used German word is Sonnenhut. A sun hat.