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Bumble Bee ~ Macro Monday

Surprised yesterday in Dustin’s garden. I noticed this purple bloom on my “Black Knight Butterfly” plant. The blooms are a dark purple. I was glad to see there are still a few blooms in the middle of October.

I was taking a photo of the bloom and noticed a bumble bee underneath. He was moving pretty slow. I guess he is getting ready for the winter hibernation.

Learned some trivia about the bumblebee…

Bumble bees do not maintain colonies throughout the winter. Instead, the last brood of the summer colony will contain a number of queens. Each of these queens will mate and then find a safe nesting place in which to spend the winter. This is usually just a small hole in the ground or another protected spot just big enough for her. Only the queen bumble bees hibernate until spring. The rest of the colony dies.

Sharing with today’s Macro Monday challenge.

©CarolDM2019

  • Did you know honey bees do not hibernate?

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  • And bumblebees hibernate through the winter, pretty cool right?

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Written by Carol DM

Enjoy nature photography. Amateur self-taught photographer and love every minute of the photos from my yard and Dustin's garden. Sunset views from my deck are very peaceful to watch, capture and share. I have two cats, Brendel and the Dude. I share both special and funny moments I capture of them with you.

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