Here is a Hunt Bumble Bee on a Western Blue Flag, they are both common in western states in the U.S.
There are many Carpenter Bees in the world, over 500 different species. They do not live in colonies like bumblebees or honeybees, rather they nest into hard plant material such as dead wood. I believe this species is a California Carpenter Bee, they are found in mountain areas of Oregon and California, along with desert… Read More CARPENTER BEE
Here’s a photo from this past summer I ran across. This honeybee was in my neighborhood here in northern Arizona.
Today is National Honeybee Day in the U.S. This is a day of awareness for these important pollinators and creators of honey. Here is one in my garden, they love purple flowers…