Bee Flowers in June – Part 2
July 4, 2013 by solarbeez
June 8, 3-13…Scabiosa, (Pin cushion flower) is a great bee-loving flower. It fits in the home garden well, is easy to grow, and you’ll never get tired of watching the bees get nectar from it.
It helps to have a camera to look at the bees because they move so fast. I slowed the video so you can see the bees better.
June 11, 2013…Yucca Trees started blooming a few days ago. 12-26-13…Just found out these are called New Zealand Cabbage Trees.
Footnote: 12-26-13 Jeff Ollerton, a Professor of Biodiversity in the Department of Environmental and Geographical Sciences at the University of Northampton. says what I’m calling “Yucca Trees” are more likely “New Zealand Cabbage Trees,” (Cordyline australis )
June 11, 2013…A bee with pollen baskets full heads back to the hive from the New Zealand Cabbage tree
June 11, 2013 The Wallflowers attract many different kinds of wild pollinators, including this bumblebee which we think is a bombus Melonopygus.
You’re CHEATING ON ME!!! Sometimes a bumblebee will stab a hole directly into the nectary, bypassing the pollination route…other bees will use that hole as well. It’s a good thing comfrey can spread by root propagation.
A short video to show all the action…