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Bees and More Bees

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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.

Written by louisaenright

July 6, 2021 at 9:01 am