Bug of the Week: Fly and Honey Bee

Right now not much is flowering, relatively speaking, but the dandelions are in full flower.

The honey bee is collecting pollen and nectar.

Do you notice another insect in the photograph?

The fly is approaching.

Now it is sitting still.

Now watch what happens when the bee leaves.

It actually hopped off again when the honey bee came back.

Just a little drama around a dandelion flower.

By the way, because they bloom this time of year, dandelions are an important source of food for honey bees. Do you have any blooming in your yard?

1 Comment

  1. Mike B.

    I don’t think they are blooming up here right now…but some of my Beach Daisies still are.

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