Reason to Bee Happy ~ Pollinators in My Garden

Last Friday, I shared how you can get involved in the Million Pollinator Garden Challenge. (Click here if you missed it!) Well, in honor these pollinators we have been talking about, I thought I’d share my pollinators with you today. Specifically, bees – the best pollinators in the world. I have lots of bees in my garden and yard and have been lucky enough to catch a few photos of them in action.

My yard is full of clover, which I love. It not only adds nitrogen to the soil (and my compost pile when I put the grass/clover clippings in it), but it also draws the bees to my yard early in the season.

Bee on clover

Bee on clover

Bumblebees are quite common in my garden. I caught this one flying around my raspberry flowers.

Bumblebee on raspberries

Bumblebee on raspberries

The honeybees like my raspberry flowers, too.

Honeybee on raspberry flower

Honeybee on raspberry flower

I let my arugula go to flower this winter, and the bees loved it.

Bumblebee on arugula

Bumblebee on arugula

A couple of weeks ago, I found several bees inside my squash flowers. I think this one is an orchard mason bee.

Mason bee in squash flower

Mason bee in squash flower

In another flower, there were two bees at the same time. I think they’re honeybees, but I’m not sure.

Bees inside squash flower

Bees inside squash flower

And this guy? I think he was posing for me!

Bee inside squash flower, posing for the camera

Bee inside squash flower, posing for the camera

Bees are everywhere on my homestead. And that’s certainly something to bee happy about!

Do you have lots of bees in your garden? Have you had any problems with lack of bees?

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