Although most children are afraid of bees, I was that little girl chasing them with my camera, from flower to flower. My passion for bees started at a very young age. To this day, I find myself following large bumbles, throughout the gardens.
I feel bless to have a carpenter bee (xylocopa virginica) nest in one of our retaining wall. Although most would panic, I am filled with joy! These huge bumbles are just fabulous! They feed on pollen and nectar, while nesting in tunnels and in dead wood.
There are no queens in the colony. The dominant females are responsible for reproduction, foraging and nest construction.
It looks like the Miss Kim Lilacs are a hit with these fuzzy friends!
BEE the change you wish to see in the world.
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