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Big Busy Bumble Bee on Butterfly Bush Bloom ~ Day 286

Captured this Big Busy Bumble Bee in my garden foraging on a Butterfly Bush Bloom. Now that is a lot of bee’s (b’s.. see what I did there). I managed to get right behind him with the camera and he did not see me until the camera clicked and then I quickly scurried away. 

Bumble bees are social bees that live in a colony. A new queen starts a new colony in the spring. She lays eggs and raises the first brood of worker bees. The new workers then take over nest duties, collecting pollen to feed to the larvae in the nest, and rearing the next brood of workers. Nests continue to grow until late summer. Nest entrances are usually a hole in the ground, but nests can also be in old equipment, in logs, in sheds, in building voids, or in other unusual places. 

Isn’t nature incredible. I learn something every day.


365 Photos Challenge Day 286


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Written by Carol DM

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