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    Echinopsis Seminudus & The Bees ~ Vol 2

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 2:54 pm

    For some reason bees absolutely love these echinopsis seminudus flowers. We have not seen any bees around our flowers at all, lately but when these two flowers opened a honeybee & two native bees were quickly on the scene. The honeybee's pollen sacs were fully laden. It was a miracle it could fly at all. :lol2: Wonder what the honey would taste like?? :??: :whistle: Not that one or two lots of pollen would make much difference to the honey taste. :lol!:

    The honeybee & a native bee.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 2:56 pm

    Honeybee. Those are its full pollen sacs hanging at the bottom of the bee.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 2:58 pm

    The honeybee &, on the bottom flower, the native bee.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 3:02 pm

    The native bee.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 3:03 pm

    The honeybee in the echinopsis seminudus.

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    Post by Joy on Fri 05 Nov 2010, 3:05 pm

    The honeybee & two native bees in one of the echinopsis seminudus flowers.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:21 pm

    Only saw one honeybee visit our echinopsis seminudus flowers yesterday. They were almost totally closed again by 11am, so they didn't last long.

    This bee had all the pollen to itself.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:22 pm

    Homing in to the good stuff.

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    Post by Joy on Mon 15 Nov 2010, 9:23 pm

    Getting right in amongst it. The echinopsis seminudus has a very attractive arrangement (or whatever :whistle:) of stamens & pistils.

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    Post by Dawn on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 5:11 pm

    What great photos Joy! :love: Gosh you are so right that honey bee's pollen sacs are really full. :wow: I bet he was flying real low after that. :smile:
    Also nice photos that show the difference between the two bee's. Are any of your bee's aggressive in nature ?
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    Post by Joy on Tue 23 Nov 2010, 5:35 pm

    Thanks, Dawn. :smile: It isn't easy to get decent shots of moving subjects such as bees, is it?? :roll:

    There are about 1500 species of native bees in Australia & of these, only about 10 species have stings. The vast majority are non-aggressive, thank goodness. Many of them live in very small hives too.

    Have another lot of pics from the next two flowers which I have forgotten to post. :blush:

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