Interesting Information: July 6, 2021
Bees and More Bees
Yesterday, after two days of rain, I took AC to the athletic field at the Snow Bowl for a good run and a swim
As he chased his ball, I began to notice that bees were all over the clover blooming in the field.
At first, my eyes didn’t “see” how many there were:
And then I realized there were hundreds of bees everywhere—big bumblers and little honey bees.
The blooming clover was drawing them, yes, but I think they might have not been able to harvest pollen during the two days of rain.
I zoomed with the phone camera and got a better video of at least one bee.
But even this video does not capture how many there were.
AC was oblivious. But I slowly backed off the field, watching where I was stepping, and I took him swimming instead.
And I was reminded how we went barefoot most of the time when I was a child, and how stepping on a bee in the clover almost always meant a bee sting.