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.
The bee likes the onion and I like both.This onion blossom came out of a garden onion from my food stock. It started growing greens and I sat it into the soil of my garden. This is the result one year later!What might onion honey taste like? The garden onion is called Küchenzwiebel (kitchen onion)Continue reading “Bee on Onion”
This flower is a phacelia and spreaded in my garden. It is not a common european flower, it comes from the other continent. Bees love them, they are typical honey plants. This is why they came with the bee lovers flower seeds I threw into my garden.The blossom is fascinating! Opens a strand like aContinue reading “A series on a phacelia”
This was on one of the really hot days in June this year. Almost 40°C. The weather is going weird, it usually is that hot in August, if at all. People and nature is not used to this in Southern Bavaria. But these two made me happy that day 🙂