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

Lizard parent and kid

In the sun, its warm. And it seems safe on the wooden block where they were only seen by chance. At first sight I thought the little one is a lost tail of the big one! Only my camera zoom and slowly coming closer did show the cute little reptile.

Silver-washed fritillary

This was the day of the Silver-washed fritillary weddings. There were many of them fluttering about in flutters. German: Kaisermantel, the emperor’s coat. That fits!

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”

Hop hop

Another bee’s neighbour! What a giant hopper, well armed. When I zoomed into this picture I thought this is a comic illustrated super heroes special armor. And look at those antennas! Twice as long as the bug itself. The eyes? Extraordinary!