Nature's Place

Bee Mystery

While the home BBB’s went missing I had a look at some old haunts and found some new roosts, out in the wild.

*Click on the pictures for a proper look … and click again

There wasn’t a lot of time for a few shots since these BBB’s don’t settle until it’s nearly dark, on a steep ditch wall.

Well, you take what you can get sometimes. No crime in that. And they are little beauties anyway. Just don’t fall in.

Six different individuals here, all coming and going in the dying light, located where they’d catch the last of the suns rays.

Some shots are best cropped, no apologies for that. It is a re-presentation after all, not a re-production – what I do here.

Trying to capture some colourful background – failing – makes the little beauties shine all the more – for our pleasure.

There were different plants in varying stages of their life cycle. The bees prefer the dried ones, better to hold on perhaps.

During a night that can be the death of them, better to be holding to something that won’t let you down.

And everything has its time. Not every bee wakes up with the rising sun. But we all do sleep … some time.

The Blue Banded Bee house out back, where I found the Neon Cuckoo of last post, went remarkably quiet from around noon on the 24th.

The silence was unusual. After weeks of frantic activity the bees stopped coming, no more buzzing and tumbling at the entrance.

Same again this morning, quiet as the grave. Then, around noon again, they came back.

Just a natural cycle it seems. Here one day or season, gone the next, and back again.

It’s what it is …

© Mark Berkery ……. Click on those pictures for a closer look



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  1. nazhim16 said, on 05/01/2019 at 12:13 am

    So, how should i advertise my blog huh ?

    • Mark said, on 05/01/2019 at 12:24 am

      I think you have it the wrong way round, produce content people want first and they might come. Surely, good content is the best advertisement, but to augment it just follow the link in previous comment.

  2. nazhim16 said, on 02/01/2019 at 2:01 pm

    So, how to get many readers in our blog ?

  3. nazhim16 said, on 01/01/2019 at 1:57 pm

    It is nothing, anyway could i ask you something Mark ?

    • Mark said, on 01/01/2019 at 2:24 pm

      It is courtesy.

      Sure, what’s the question?

  4. nazhim16 said, on 01/01/2019 at 12:10 pm

    That is pretty interesting in my mind

  5. Mike Scir said, on 30/12/2018 at 6:42 pm

    Really great shots. Thank you.

  6. pflanzwas said, on 29/12/2018 at 8:12 am

    Beautiful pictures of these wonderful creatures! Stunning! Almuth

  7. Lissa Clayton said, on 28/12/2018 at 6:55 pm

    What a pleasure to have the time and inclination to follow the bee cycles :)

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2018 at 8:09 pm

      The pleasure is in the absence of clutterful thought and emotion, seeing with a wonderful clarity. You give it the time by taking time from something else. The inclination is something born of the need to get back to the natural sense of things. In my experience …

  8. Surely Eve said, on 28/12/2018 at 5:16 pm

    Sensational photos. Thank you.

  9. TinyJeremy said, on 28/12/2018 at 3:42 pm

    Great💯 macro

  10. agirlwhowrites said, on 28/12/2018 at 3:31 pm

    Those eyes though!

    • Mark said, on 28/12/2018 at 8:02 pm

      They see all round, how they fly so well. Watch them dart around the byways of the garden and tumble about in perfect synch at the entrance to their hives.

  11. macmsue said, on 28/12/2018 at 9:55 am

    As I’m come to expect of all your photos, just stunning.

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