Last month one of the books I read was Buzz: The Nature and Necessity of Bees by Thor Hanson.
So, tonight I will share a few images that illustrate how indispensable bees are.
I have also been thinking about bees today as the almond harvest is underway. I saw several orchards where they were sweeping and loading almonds on the way to services this morning. The picture above shows the beginning of the process when bees are the primary laborers as they pollinate the blossoms.
The book also talks about how bees are used in the almond orchards and how some orchards are trying to use native bees instead of bringing in bees in the spring.
Here you see a great example of how they carry pollen. I have nice memories of taking this picture while visiting an archeological site in Turkey. I was having a friendly competition with a friend to see who would get the best bee picture during the trip. I still think of him whenever I take pictures of bees 🙂
I hope you enjoyed the Buzz…