Caught in the act

Caught in the act

Joined: September 16th, 2005, 3:35 pm

June 13th, 2012, 5:05 am #1

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
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Joined: October 15th, 2008, 10:02 am

June 13th, 2012, 9:43 am #2

Patrick, I know what you mean. There is not a drop of nectar left by late afternoon. The same thing is happening here.

Suchie
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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

June 13th, 2012, 2:30 pm #3

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
Patrick

Nice capture , here it is the bumblebees that tend to be the nectar stealers.

Steve
Martinsville, In
Heat zone 6
Sunset zone 35





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Joined: September 20th, 2005, 6:23 pm

June 13th, 2012, 2:44 pm #4

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
Hehehe! Fantastic close-up picture, Patrick!

Sherry
Zone8/9
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Joined: April 8th, 2011, 8:22 pm

June 13th, 2012, 3:11 pm #5

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
WOW what a great photo! What kind of camera are you using? I fear with all the bees we have, my hummers will have to fight for food
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Joined: January 27th, 2007, 6:24 am

June 13th, 2012, 4:13 pm #6

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
For people that have a lot of bees bothering feeders saucer style feeders may be the answer. I hang several different types of feeders and hummers have no problem adjusting to any and all with one exception. I have very little use with the jewelbox feeder. It almost has to be the only feeder available before they will use it here. It doesnt have anything much to do with this thread , just saying.
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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 3:35 pm

June 13th, 2012, 7:25 pm #7

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
Steve, I think this is a type of bumblebee...maybe the Golden Northern Bumblebee? I also have the big "bumblebees shouldn't be able to fly" kind, but they're fewer in number in my yard.

Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
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Joined: January 26th, 2008, 10:36 pm

June 14th, 2012, 12:17 am #8

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
Patrick - That IS a great close-up shot!

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Joined: September 16th, 2005, 3:35 pm

June 14th, 2012, 2:22 am #9

I've been watching the bumble bees ravage flower after flower (salvias). Here's one I snapped a pic of to show "how it's done".




Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
Thanks for the nice comments everyone. gamefanz, my camera is an OLD digital...Olympus C-5050. Rather pricey in its day, it's only 5 megs and and 3X zoom. But it does take nice close-ups and up to a distance of about 8 feet (quite nice for portraits). In this pic, the lens was nearly touching the bee. I wouldn't have tried that with a more tempermental type of bee.

Patrick
USDA Zone 8b
Heat Zone 3
Sunset Zone 5
SeaTac, WA...one cool place
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