Some of you who follow this blog will already know I love bees. Digital photography is a great tool in learning to identify the bees in your garden. And in the summer I can often be found running for my camera from the garden.
The bees feeding on these poppy flowers are honey bees (Apis mellifera), one of the easier bees to identify. Unfortunately, in Ireland as in many other countries, the wild honey bee is thought to be extinct and all that remain are those that live in hives provided by us humans or feral ones that have escaped from these hives.
I was determined to get some good shots of the bees feeding and I did get some in focus, though unlike bumblebees the honey bee doesn’t hang around that long posing. There were some blurred shots that just appealed to me though so I kept those too – which was lucky as they fit perfectly into this weeks photo challenge (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_photo_challenge/blur/).