Random Fridays: Bee and flower

Bee caught in mid air while feeding from this flower.

Bee caught in mid air while feeding from this flower.

This flowering hedge was very popular with bees when I walked by. The flower is the New Zealand Christmas Bush (Metrosideros thomasii). Don’t be fooled by the name; I took the photo on the shores of Botany Bay, Australia.

The BBC has an interesting story about trackers being attached to honey bees in an attempt to learn more about the factors that are causing worrying declines in honey bee numbers globally. Click here to read the article.

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