Flowers in my early June garden
The health of bees continues to be a global concern. Scientists are still not sure what causes colony collapse disorder, the phenomenon which results in the disappearance of honey bees that pollinate most of the fruits, berries, nuts and vegetables we eat.
So far this spring I have seen several kinds of bees in my gardens. You can see two different kinds on the Purple Sensation allium in the largest square. There are no bees captured by my lens in the rest of the photos but I have seen them on all but the iris, Bumblebees are especially crazy about the Bulgarian onion! (And so are hummingbirds.)
Largest square and then moving clockwise: bees on Purple Sensation (Allium), oriental poppy (papaver oriental), Bulgarian onion (Allium bulgaricum), light blue Siberian iris, orange azalea, and Spanish poppy (Papaver rupifragum)
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