52 thoughts on “Monday portrait of a busy – as usual – bee

      1. Just a couple of days at daughter’s, and Wisley! James is loitering in Dinan before heading home this evening- it looks lovely- and Lisa parading around Lincoln in her Victorian self made finery. Happy days!

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      2. Because she loves it! Her passion is sewing the intricate styles, busks, basques, all of that, and it’s a yearly Steampunk event that lots of her friends attend. A walking friend who lives in Lincoln was in town yesterday, admiring, and hoping to spot milady, but I expect she was in the tearooms. Her cake habit is much more advanced than mine.

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      3. Of course! It was Whitby’s Goth weekend, wasn’t it? I’m sure they shouldn’t eat cake, those Goths. Bat sandwiches and spider fairy cakes maybe.

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  1. Yes! Brian has confirmed what I was thinking. I also know very little about bees but I seem to have a penchant for white-tailed bees. We have them here. Do bees have tails? πŸ€” Love that close up.

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  2. I’m not from the UK, but was taught on one of many visits that the buff-tailed bee has dark gold bands of color and the white-tailed has bright yellow bands, as well as a brighter tail color. Maybe the answer in this case is the bee is either a white or buff-tailed bumblebee!

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  3. No idea about the bee, but a lovely cheerful picture. Hope you’ve enjoyed the bank holiday weekend.

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  4. Love your photo, Margaret, which reminded me of a Forbes article about β€œBeehome.” The article say that we have a 35% global annual decline of bee colonies that support 75% of crops. β€œBeewise, a agtech startup, has created the first fully autonomous beehive called Beehome that comes complete with a beekeeping robot that acts as both medic and guardian to complement the natural intelligence of bees. https://www.forbes.com/sites/jenniferhicks/2021/07/28/here-is-a-fully-autonomous-ai-powered-beehive-that-could-save-bee-colonies/amp/

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  5. Wow Margaret….took me 4 days to be able to post a comment on your blog due to the WP bug. GRRRR….but finally it seems to be fixed. Anyway, I loved your beautiful flower and the very unique little bee!

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