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Posts Tagged: Lavatera maritima bicolor

Bees, We Can't Get Enough of Them!

Honey bee cleans her tongue in flight as she heads for another mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

The joy of the season strikes a chord. When bees slip out of their California hives during winter sun breaks, they often head over to mallow blossoms to grab some nectar and pollen. A favorite is the tree mallow, Lavatera maritima “bicolor,"...

Honey bee cleans her tongue in flight as she heads for another mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)
Honey bee cleans her tongue in flight as she heads for another mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

Honey bee cleans her tongue in flight as she heads for another mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Save some for me!" A honey bee buzzes upward toward a mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Save some for me!" A honey bee buzzes upward toward a mallow blossom. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Two can share, right?" Honey bees jockey for position--and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Two can share, right?" Honey bees jockey for position--and pollen. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)


"Okay, let's share!" Two honey bees eye one another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

"Okay, let's share!" Two honey bees eye one another. (Photo by Kathy Keatley Garvey)

 
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