Bumble bees 2022 {Photography collection}

Hello wonderful friends, for this weeks post I’ve put together a little collection of bumble bee related photographs that I’ve taken this summer.

Bees have always been super special to me  – I try my hardest to take care of them and grow as many flowers as possible. They are so very clever and do so much good for our planet, that we really should be doing more to create spaces for them.

In a bid to do more for nature I decided to try and grow my own wildflower ‘meadow’ along the garden fence. I mixed all different seeds together and liberally sprinkled them into the trench – there were a lot of cornflowers (which are my favourite) that were multicoloured as well as nasturtiums, marigolds, californian poppies and various herbs like lavender, sage and rosemary.

As a lot of these plants are annuals I think I might try to strategically plant them next year as the corn flowers are so abundant that they’re cutting off the light to some of the smaller plants at the bottom.

The type of bee I’ve seen most often is the garden bumble bee – there were always four or five of them working along the flowers, but there were also red tailed bumble bees and honey bees all diligently collecting nectar.

Do you think different coloured corn flowers have different flavours?

I really love this image, everything about the bee is in focus and the details of its little wings are beautiful, especially as the background is very soft. 

It’s become my summer morning ritual watching the bees – there have been so many more insects this year. 

This is one of my favourites images of the summer as you can really see all of the little hairs – until I stared paying closer attention to the bees I had no idea they were so fluffy!

Thank you so much for reading this post, do you have a favourite picture? Let me know I’d love some feedback.

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