A day in the life of a bee

Our friends have a fence thriving with passiflora vines (passion flowers). The other day, I watched the bees as they checked out those flowers. Their way of getting the nectar was pretty riveting!

The bees are drawn by the sweet scent and colorful blooms (don’t those petals look like Play-Doh that’s been mashed through a press?). Then they nose around a little.

The best part, though, is when they start circling the stamens in the bloom’s center. ‘Round and ’round they circle, propelled by their insatiable appetite for the flower’s sweet rewards. Their legs carress the other-wordly petals of the passion flower like a musician plucking harp strings. I took a movie of a bee enjoying one bloom, fascinated by this display.

When you click this link your chosen media player will open and play this MPG file.

As much as they love nectar, there’s one thing they probably love more. Can you guess what that is?

4 thoughts on “A day in the life of a bee

  1. Hey, I’m back up. I hated my blog because all I do is complain. I am such a complainer! I love your blog. Keep it up.

  2. i popped in by way of naomi petals. What an ENCHANTING blog! I totally loved the bees. And passion flowers are one of my favorites. They are the state wild flower of tennessee where i grew up. They are so pretty and so wild looking all at the same time!

    I am sure i’ll be back!

  3. Pleased to have you here, y’all. Christia, you haven’t heard complaining until you hear me, LOL! I just haven’t done so much online. 😉

    Dana – glad to meet you! I’ve been to Rigdonia and liked it a lot.

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