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Spring is a wonderful time to watch bees in the Southwest, especially when the prickly pear cactus are in bloom.

bee-in-cactus-flower-farFor example, what is this bee doing?

bee-in-cactus-flower-closeCan you see better in this photograph?

Have you ever had a bee stick its tongue out at you?

And don't forget:

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Spring has arrived in Arizona.

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The wildflowers are blooming.

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The bees are flying.

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Bees and flowers are made for each other,

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like this halictid sweat bee in a desert marigold,

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and this carpenter bee face first in a desert mallow flower.

Yes, spring is in the air.