The bees also enjoy grape blossoms. The neighbors have a fence covered with grapes, and it almost sounds like a swarm over there with so many pollinators going to town.
And I do mean pollinators. Look at those pollen pantaloons!
|Since seeing that first bee tree, and then having a swarm move into the silver maple in front of my house, I've been keeping my eyes open for more bee trees. |
This one is in the same block as the first, at the other end. The hole is up near the top of the photo. (Click on the picture to see it larger.)
I'll probably be able to spot more of them next spring, before the trees get too leafed out. If there are three hives within two blocks, my guess is that there are a lot around here.