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.
Bumblebees are quite common in my garden. I caught this one flying around my raspberry flowers.
The honeybees like my raspberry flowers, too.
I let my arugula go to flower this winter, and the bees loved it.
A couple of weeks ago, I found several bees inside my squash flowers. I think this one is an orchard mason bee.
In another flower, there were two bees at the same time. I think they’re honeybees, but I’m not sure.
And this guy? I think he was posing for me!
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?