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Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:07 PM

Just bees doing bee things.


































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Reply Just bees doing bee things. (Original post)
Solly Mack Jun 13 OP
CaliforniaPeggy Jun 13 #1
Solly Mack Jun 13 #2
dweller Jun 14 #3
Solly Mack Jun 14 #4
Kittycow Jun 14 #5
Solly Mack Jun 14 #6
yonder Jun 14 #7
Solly Mack Jun 14 #9
Callalily Jun 14 #8
Solly Mack Jun 14 #10
mnhtnbb Jun 14 #11
Solly Mack Jun 14 #12
Mira Sunday #13
Solly Mack Sunday #14

Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:32 PM

1. These are great, my dear Solly Mack!

I especially like the fourth one that shows the bee in mid-flight!

Of course, they are all wonderful.

Thanks for sharing.



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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #1)

Wed Jun 13, 2018, 11:35 PM

2. Thank you, CaliforniaPeggy

The rain was brutal to my bee balm so while I was working on it some more today, I had fun with the bees.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:00 AM

3. what's the flower?

coneflower?

beautiful shots ✌🏼️

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Response to dweller (Reply #3)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:05 AM

4. A rain damaged bee balm - more shrub than anything.

It's huge though and fighting its way back. I trimmed and staked and got it all back into place.

They bloom in other colors but by backyard is mostly purple and yellow flowers.

It takes two years for one to bloom and they grow up to 6 feet plus wide. About 36-48 inches high. Mine is 3 years old.

Thanks!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:12 AM

5. Am I looking at National Geographic?

It sure seems like it.

Well done, well done,! Makes me want to go out and make some bee friends

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Response to Kittycow (Reply #5)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 12:17 AM

6. Thank you!

Bees are fairly cool little buggers.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:00 AM

7. Nice photos and bees are very cool.

Slightly off-topic but here's an RT song that might work with the photographs:

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Response to yonder (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:49 AM

9. Enjoyed the musical interlude, thanks!

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 09:56 AM

8. Great photos Solly!

You certainly have an interesting yard!

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Response to Callalily (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 11:52 AM

10. Thanks, Callalily

I plant and let the wild take over. I enjoy seeing what pops up.

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 02:54 PM

11. Very cool!

Not the same bee? Fun to have more than one model at a time!

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Response to mnhtnbb (Reply #11)

Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:10 PM

12. Mostly the same type of bee but not the same bee.

I think there were 5 or so. I get a lot of bees. Not honey bees unfortunately. I get very few of those. I get a lot of carpenter bees and a few bumble bees.

I do get a lot of red wasps.

Butterflies have been on the lean side so far.

The hummers attack the bee balm often.

Thankfully, the barn swallows help keep the mean bug element down.

Well, them and the spiders I encourage.

Got frogs, toads, anoles and geckos for any flies.

I also plant marigolds, peppermint, and lavender to repel bugs.

Basil works too and I have several pots of that. Some I'll dry, some I'll use fresh, and some I'll leave for the bugs.

The only thing anyone can say about my "garden" is that small animals love it. It's not pretty really...

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Response to Solly Mack (Original post)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 09:31 PM

13. Not only is it fun to follow this bee around

the colors are aiding mightily in the presentation. Great combination. And beautiful, dance-like photos.

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Response to Mira (Reply #13)

Sun Jun 17, 2018, 10:37 PM

14. A strong rain nearly took out my bee balm. I got these after the rain and while

repairing the damage.

The bees didn't seem to mind the sprawl of the bee balm.

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