Monday, July 10, 2006

Maybe a honeybee?


I found this critter buzzing aggressively around some birdsfoot trefoil. I think it is actually a genuine honeybee, something which has become very rare here due to pests infesting hives (varroa and tracheal mites). If this is a wild bee it is doubly rare as all our wild hives have vanished in recent years.

4 comments:

W. J. St. Christopher said...

Yikes! You're too close!

Bees make me nervous, as I've never been stung by anything, so don't know if I'm allergic. I sure don't wanna find out the hard way!

Aunt Julia said...

Nice pic. Where did you find this honeybee?

threecollie said...

Hi WJ, I wasn't quite as close as it looks, but it was getting aggitated...so I left. lol

Hello Aunt Julia and welcome...it was up in one of our hayfields. There were a number of others around too and I am thinking wild hive. I don't believe anyone around us has any tame hives. I was delighted to see it there.

JDillio12 said...

Yah bees freak me out! I think I'm allergic anyways heh. Good shot though, you should check out the shot of the birds in my photos blog, I got within like a foot with the camera it was odd how it didn't fly away. Keep takin good shots =)