My name is Dr Margriet Dogterom and am the founder and owner of Beediverse. I write this blog for all who love bees and who want to learn more about these wonderful creatures.
|This orange flower’s name escapes me. I will add it in later.
the bumble bees loved this plant
|The changing vista of an island|
|This bumble bee is a male- indicated by the yellow face.
Once you see males foraging in the garden,
the bumble bee colony is near its end. The queens mate,
by themselves in the ground.
|Drumstick Onions with a bumble bee
embedded within the florets
Joe has a great garden for bees. He tries to have continuous bloom so that bees always have food available to them.
|Another onion drumstick with a bumble bee.|
|Beautiful red columbine with drumstick onions in the background.|
|Joe S. and three of his gorgeous rhododendrons in bloom. He tries to attain continuous bloom so that
bees always have food available.
During my visit to Holland, I was lucky to see a number of gardens that belonged to friends and relatives Here are some of the bee attractive plants I saw in these gardens.
|A close up of the tiny pink flower.|
|Unfortunately I do not know the name of this 5 foot
high bush. The tiny pink flowers were very
attractive to bees.
|Holland: bicycle stall at a railway station.|
|Old city of Dordrecht, Holland|
|Very little of the ground covers’ green leaves were visible amongst the dense layers of flowers.|
|There were numerous bumble bees present on these patches of sage.|
|The bees’ tongue is visible probing the flowers|
|Two bumble bees ready for flight.|
|This is a large new queen that will be
hibernating over the winter.
|One guard, checks out the photographer. The splatter pattern
on the outside of the box is the feces of the bumble bee.
|To make the box more to their liking, the bees even
plugged up the large crack at the front of the box.