Monday, October 18, 2010

singing in Bee#

What a strange thing to have seen.  Right outside our front door there is a generic bush that kept plenty of buzzies active over the summer.  It still has small white blossoms on it, and although there are less in number, the buzzies are still stopping by.  Several days ago there were 8-10 large bees clinging to flowers.  These bumblebees were lethargic and appeared asleep. I touched their backs with my finger and got no response.  The next morning the dew was heavy and laden over the flying insects.  Is this a typical "end of season" response for bumblebees?  Do you know what it could have been?  Please share.  Thank you.





8 comments:

  1. Great shots. Mmm...maybe the bees need the warm sun to keep them active. Or perhaps their hive was destroy while they were out 'beeing' and now they're homeless. Hope not.

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  2. HOLA, TU SABES MUCHO FOTOGRAFÍA, ME GUSTAN TODAS FOTOS.

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  3. Amazing shots! Can't help you with the reason your bees all decided to take a nap at the same time in the same bush though. They do sleep, just usually not out in the open that way. How cool you got to "pet" one!

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  4. Amaing close-ups photos .... couldn't get closer EYE TO EYE ... amazing view for more of God's wonderful creatures. THANKS for your wonderful photographs.

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  5. Wow those are amazing shots. I've heard that flys get slower when it gets colder maybe bees do the same thing. How incredible that you were actually able to touch it and it didn't move.

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  6. My first time to drop a line on your blog. These are great macro images, though it's bit scary to me as I have bad experience of bees.
    I have no idea about what you've experienced.. maybe low temperature or lower oxygen...
    Cheers.

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