Of bees and blogs

Bee in Cellandine 17.2.13

It usually starts in February.

Early bumble bee February 2013The bees start sneaking into my posts.

Bee 1.4.13

By April things are hotting up.

Bee on Forget-me-not.18.4.13

They appear on Forget-me-nots.

Andrena fulva.25.4.13

I show the solitary bees pollinating our blackcurrants.

Carpenter April2013

The bees are getting bigger.

Bee on Dame de onze heure.19.4.13

The more flowers that appear the more bees that arrive.

Bee in Holly hock.13.7.13

Summer brings even more bees.

Bee-Geranium 5.7.14

The geraniums in my blog are accompanied by bumble bees.

Bee in Chicory.11.8.13

The Chicory flower is accompanied by a colourful solitary bee.

August poppy

In August the bees are in the Hollyhocks.

Bee in Dahlia.11.8.13

In the dahlias…

Bee in Dahlia-28.8.13

For a gardening blog I fear there maybe a bit too many bees.

Bumble in Sedum

I can’t help it they are too appealing (c’est plus fort que moi!)

I do, however, want to learn and understand more about solitary bees and so I have decided to separate (to some extent) my passion for the bees from the garden.  I have started a new blog Bees in a French Garden .  This is a more serious blog to find out if there is anyone else out there interested in solitary bees.  It would be nice to find people to exchange ideas with as has happened with my garden blog.  I have learnt so much following some great gardening blogs so I am hoping my bee blog will be rewarding too.

My French Garden Blog will continue as the garden changes through the seasons incorporating the advice and help from friends and bloggers.


33 thoughts on “Of bees and blogs

  1. Well this played right to my own growing passion for bees. I am off to follow your new blog immediately. You might like to know that my shot of the Halictus bee has just been short listed in Interrnational Garden Photographer of the Year. So maybe there are others out there who share our passion. 😉


  2. Amelia, I’ll definately be “hovering” in the “wings” of that one…
    and I’ll bet that Susan “buzzes” by, too!!
    Love the rather squat Anthophora “plumpies” [slight anagram] arriving at the Cerinthe flower… and the close-up of the male in the wall…
    it is going to be a fun and educational blog to follow!!


  3. You certainly have beautiful flowers in the garden! I like the bee blog idea. I think you’ll find, after a while, that people are using it as they would an insect guide to help identify their bees. They do that on my blog with plants even though I tell them to beware.


    • Thanks for the follow. I take it that you are another softy for the bees :). As the posts continue please feel free to comment if you come across any information on solitary bees or any of your own observations.


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