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High-Wire Act

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It’s like going to the circus. A bee circus. When you see honey bees gather pollen from a gaura (Gaura linheimeri), it’s as if  they ran off and joined the circus. You'll see hire-wire (er...high-stem) acts, somersaults, pirouettes, cartwheels...

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A pollen-packin' honey bee heads toward a gaura (Gaura linheimeri). (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Ah, a gaura!
Ah, a gaura!

The honey bee gives her stamp of approval to the gaura, a perennial also known as "the bee blossom." (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Under the Big Top
Under the Big Top

The honey bee seems to relish being under The Big Top. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Balancing act
Balancing act

The honey bee performs a balancing act on the gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Upside down
Upside down

The honey bee gathers pollen from a gaura. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

High-wire act
High-wire act

The honey bee dangles from a gaura. And, no net below! (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Posted on Monday, September 15, 2008 at 2:12 PM
Tags: bee blossom (1), butterfly bush (12), circus act (1), Gaura linheimeri (1), guara (1), honey bees (346), pollen (27)

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