Curious bee behaviour
The flowers have all dropped on my hardy geraniums and raspberries, and the fruits are forming, but the bees are still furtling around among them. There's no shortage of flowers elsewhere in the garden, so what might they be looking for?
Are there any aphids around? I noticed this sort of behaviour on my apple tree. They were feeding off the honeydew that the aphids excrete.
Some geraniums also have 'extrafloral nectaries' which are interesting things when you look into them.
A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
No idea.. but it reminded me of this article..
“They live only 1 month and wouldn’t have enough time to see the results of their handiwork.”
This case bumblebees.. but I am curious what your honey bees are up to. Sit there in a chair and watch them for 20 minutes, then come back to report. 😁
The north west of south east Wales
Funnily enough I was watching a bee do this on a beech sapling today. Also I posted about this last year