So…bees. Last year, we squirrels began to notice more human news stories about bees. None of us here at The Squirrel Nutwork can claim to be bee experts, but we like them. We like that they cause good things to eat to grow. We’ve featured posts and photos about our neighborhood bee sightings.
Hickory poked us all with his column’s small tribute to the death of millions of bees in South Carolina, and we decided it’s time to just have some bee awareness here on our blog.
Did you know humans talk about bees on twitter? Back on July 30, 2016 we saw this post by @helpthebees.
Seeing that tweet about Lamb’s Ears and the Wool Carder Bees led us to http://www.buzzaboutbees.net and a lot more information about bees!
Stop in and visit them! In the meantime, here’s a different bee on Lamb’s Ears, we think a Carpenter Bee. (Correction! It’s a Common Eastern Bumble Bee!)
And this one below is also a Common Eastern Bumble Bee–see how the yellow goes down onto the abdomen, and it’s fuzzy?
These two are Carpenter bees on Passion flowers. They have a dot of black on the center of the thorax.
Can you see the pollen on their backs?