Just like all gardeners, we love bees. These little insects do us a fabulous service around our organic garden, pollinating all of the fruit and vegetables for us to eat.
Life without them would be unthinkable. Colony Collapse Disorder really has me worried.
So, Kim and I decided to start capturing Bee moments in our garden to document what they are up to. Over the next few weeks we are going to see how active the bee population really is around here, and try to capture them close up on film. Within this post are the three moments we have captured to date.
We are not sure where the local bee hives are around here, but now that the heat of summer has past, they are out in droves.
Thankfully we have some sort of flowers in bloom most of the year round, so there is plenty of pollen and nectar for them to collect.
I really love watching them going about their work. The old adage, Busy as a Bee, really rings true when you take the time to observe these fascinating insects. They are poetry in motion.
Thankfully, modern digital cameras allow me to stand well back when taking these shots, due to my bee sting allergy. I can take them at very high resolution, then zoom right in. Just brilliant.
So what do you say? Have you ever taken the time to stop and just watch bees at work? What are your thoughts on Colony Collapse Disorder and the fate of the humble bee?
How will we cope without them if the worst comes to pass?