Lost without friends

Combining two weekly photo challenges – Lost and Friend – I decided to do a post on how lost we would be without our friends the bees. Anyone who drops by here regularly will know that I am just a little bit passionate about bees, and in particular, bumblebees. What is there not to like; cute, clever, industrious and they pollinate so many of our flowers and crops.

Bees are every gardeners friend – we’d have no runner beans, strawberries, tomatoes, courgettes or fruit like apples without them doing the work of pollinating. Going further afield – do you enjoy a cup of coffee in the morning or a bar of chocolate? Well without bees you’d have neither. It is estimated that the production of more than three-quarters of world crops depend on insect pollinators!

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18 thoughts on “Lost without friends

  1. Wild Daffodil

    Yes! Love, nurture, protect bees or ……. well the opposite is too terrible to contemplate, a good reminder MM.
    Yesterday I saw a huge thistle with several bees on each flower it was a joy to behold.

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  2. Rainbow Junkie

    I don’t know all the individual species but I am never so happy than when I am out in my garden and hear the steady hum of bees and see them flitting from flower to flower. Great photographs. I like photographing bees but mine are not half as good.

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  3. Eliza Waters

    We’d be more than lost without our bee friends, we’d be starving! I love providing lots of forage for the bees. I stopped my garden work today just to spend a moment watching them visit the alliums. The drone of bees is one of my favorite summer sounds. 🙂

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  4. zeckrombryan

    Very aesthetic pictures, you managed to capture all the small details about the bees and the flowers, it is very beautiful of how you present nature to the readers. Bees are indeed one of the main pollinating agents. Hope to see more from you. Have hope, write on!

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  5. dust4y

    Such a range of bumblebees and I know there are more. Won’t buy a plant now unless it’s for the bees et al – thanks to you. What a wonderful sound they make – how true.

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    1. Murtagh's Meadow Post author

      ..and you have even more species of bumblebee there in the UK than we have here in Ireland:)

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