Janet Brien

Janet Brien

Posted on 07/20/2013


Photo taken on July 19, 2013


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Tiny Bee on Strawberry Blossom

Tiny Bee on Strawberry Blossom
1 note above! :)

This morning I took my two new flowering plants out to the garden and put them in the dirt before it got too hot. After watering them, I went in and got my camera. By the time I got back, there was already a tiny beetle visiting and this itty bitty bee!

I don't know about you, but before I started taking pictures, I thought there were only two kinds of bees: honey bees and bumble bees, isn't that funny?! :D Here are some fun facts about bees that you may not know! :D

• There are over 20,000 kinds of bees all over the world!

• The smallest bee species, Trigona minima, is 5/64" (2.1mm) and the largest, Megachile pluto, is 1.5" (39 mm)

• Bees have been on this planet for over 30 million years

• Bees have a stomach for food and a special pouch for nectar, and they store pollen in leg pouches called "pollen baskets" (I prefer to call them "fat pants"! :D)

• Honey bees have barbed stingers and will die after stinging a victim from abdominal rupture. Other bees do not have barbed stingers and can sting you more than once!

• Bees are closely related to wasps and hornets but are not as venomous or aggressive (except the Africanized bees, which can be very aggressive)

Martyn Gavan, Light Scholar, Rosa Dik (aksentowicz), Wildmoreway and 7 other people have particularly liked this photo


14 comments - The latest ones
Bédé
Bédé
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Make me remember an old song .
4 years ago.
Mags:-) off for a while
Mags:-) off for a wh…
Like a little fairy!!! Beautiful macro, Janet!!!:)
4 years ago.
Julien Rappaport
Julien Rappaport
Excellente photo
4 years ago.
Clofotos
Clofotos
Superbe image !
Bonne journée Janet
4 years ago.
Levina de Ruijter
Levina de Ruijter
Sweet shot of a sweet little bee. Excellent macro, Janet.
4 years ago.
Prairie Rambler
Prairie Rambler
Excellent macro and tidbits, have a nice weekend!
4 years ago.
John McKay
John McKay
Excellent close up Janet, that is a wee bee. I learn so much viewing your photos.
4 years ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Great capture.
4 years ago.
Jim Boynton
Jim Boynton
Interesting facts. LOL at 'fat pants' and OMG at the capture! IMHO!
4 years ago.
Rafa
Rafa
muy buena
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
Beautifully taken.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Superb photo ! Your Lil One is related I think to my Lil One !!

LOVE the colour contrasts too !
4 years ago.
Cats 99
Cats 99
He is cute and he is tiny, but he obviously takes his bee work very seriously!
4 years ago.
Martyn Gavan
Martyn Gavan
WOW ... your macro Photography is so well developed .... you have the eye
4 years ago.