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I grabbed my camera this morning and headed outside with the intent of capturing a rainbow of colors in my yard. I snapped of photo after photo and then headed into the vegetable garden. The buzzing of honeybees caught my attention and I found them scattered all across my blooming oregano. Braving stingers, I sat in front of a set of blossoms hoping to capture some of these lovely ladies as they went about their daily task of collecting pollen. I share with you today the honeybees in my garden! To really get the detail of the honeybee, I suggest that you click on the photo to isolate the image and then click on it again to enlarge the photo. The details are pretty amazing! I give you the honeybee!

The Honeybee

The Honeybee

The honeybee will collect the nectar from a flower and drink her fill.

Drinking her fill

Drinking her fill

Once full, she will go back to the hive where she will pass on the nectar to another worker bee who will hold the nectar on her tongue until the water evaporates. What she is left with is honey. Pretty cool, huh?

The honeybee is covered with hair.

One fuzzy body!

One fuzzy body!

These bees are pretty docile unless the hive or they themselves are threatened. Just sitting there and snapping off the photos did not seem to bother them, but I think they were watching me.

Watching me closely

Watching me closely

This one turned her back to me!

The backside of a honeybee

The backside of a honeybee

There wings are glassy and paned. A real work of art if you ask me!

The lace of a wing

The lace of a wing

If you would like to get involved in a bee counting project please take the time to visit http://www.greatsunflower.org/

Well, I hope that you enjoyed the photos today! Thanks for stopping by and Bee happy today!

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