a lifetime burning

By Sheol

Bee fight

Flower Friday: Pulmonaria accessorised with bees

I spotted this little black bee with a long tongue which is, I think, a female hairy footed flower bee. One of the early Spring bees, it was busy visiting the primroses and the pulmonaria.  As I tried to get a decent picture of it in mid air, it was busy being bothered, or even "buzzed" by this smaller brown carder bee. The hairy footed bees are solitary which is probably why it was being hassled.  In the end they both irritated each other sufficiently that they both gave it up as a bad job, flew off, and left the poor blipper with nothing left to photograph.

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