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    The Echinopsis Seminudus Flowers & The Bees ~ Vol 3.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:25 am

    This flowering season we have had two of the echinopsis seminudus plants flowering, the parent & one of its offspring. There hasn't been much activity from either the European honey bee or our native bees with earlier flowers but the two that opened this week have both attracted bees.

    The first was a native bee. Thought it could have been a fly but realised it was the same as a previous visitor we had last year & was most likely one of the many species of native bees we have here in Australia.





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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:26 am

    This is why I thought it may be a fly but its body is all wrong.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:30 am

    The next day, the baby echinopsis seminudus plant opened its flower & an European honey bee arrived, enticed by the beautiful fragrance these flowers have. Haven't seen many honey bees around & think the hives may nave been moved.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:31 am

    It is getting right in amongst the pollen & nectar.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:32 am

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:33 am

    The honey bee's pollen sacs are huge. These echinopsis seminudus flowers must have plenty of pollen.

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:34 am

    Now, what is down here??

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    Post by Joy on Sat 31 Dec 2011, 10:37 am

    The honey bee's pollen sacs look like a handbag. :lol3:


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