Bees on Broom…Scotch Broom


Really liked this and it reminded me of seeing bees on Broom as a child.Original is here. http://solarbeez.com/2015/05/10/bees-on-broom-scotch-broom/#comment-10969

Adventures in Natural Beekeeping

This is far from National Geographic video quality, but it does show the intimate relationship between the bee and the flower.  The bee lands on the flower petals, spreads out the lower ones, then triggers the pollen release possibly by pushing something with it’s head…I couldn’t see that part, but when it happens, it’s sudden and strong, like an explosion.

I sooo wanted to see a bee on this variegated Scotch Broom blossom but I never saw one.  You can tell that a bee has been there though, because the stamen have popped up. May 3…Here’s a pretty variegated Scotch Broom (Cytisus scoparius).   You can tell that a bee has been there , because the stamen have already popped up.

Pollen Alert...bee triggers pollen shower, stamen pop up and rub her back. Pollen Alert…bee has triggered a pollen shower, stamen pop up and rub anthers on her back.

This bee knows what she's doing as can be seen by the amount of pollen covering her body. This bee has learned well how to trigger the pollen release as can be seen by the amount of pollen on herself.

I shot this video to show what our bees are doing when they leave the hive.  It may surprise you. 🙂

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