Category Archives: Honeybee

Queen Palm Seed Pods

This is actually the fourth seed pod from a single Queen Palm tree that I have in my backyard.  I haven’t done anything different this year versus the other 7 years that I have had this tree, but for whatever reason, the seed pods are just emerging like crazy.  Even though this is the fourth […]

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Beehive In Maple Tree

I went outside to feed the Koi and noticed there were several insects flying around.  From a distance I thought they were flying ants, but as I was a little closer, I noticed they were bigger than an ant. Sure enough, they were bees.  Not an extraordinary large amount, but enough that would sure hurt […]

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Honeybees In Flight Around Hummingbird Feeder

I think I took this shot, but I told Leecy she probably took this picture just to make her feel good (she may have taken this picture as she was experimenting with my camera). We have lots of Honeybees right now all over the garden.  Some are on the flowers, and some tend to have […]

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Drought, Hummingbirds, Honeybees, and Butterflies

I need to get a few things off my chest (actually just one thing).  This drought.  It’s driving me nuts.  This whole weather thing is driving me nuts actually.  On the East Coast they’re flooding.  Down here in Texas we’re drying up.  Is this the effects of global warming?  What will this wacky weather mean […]

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Monarch Butterfly Getting Nectar From Maple Tree?

In addition to the Cedar Waxwings behaving in an interesting way, I also witnessed a Monarch Butterfly do something I’ve never seen before. Today, I released one of the Monarchs that eclosed a couple of days ago.  The Butterfly got a nice draft of wing, and gently floated to our Maple tree.  That’s when it […]

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Young Male Monarch Fighting With Honeybee

We had a total of 4 Monarchs hatch today; 3 females and 1 male.  The 3 female Monarchs flew away as soon as they were released but the male Monarch stayed for a while on the Purple Coneflower. Of course, life is not easy for a Monarch Butterfly, and while this Butterfly was just trying […]

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Praying Mantis Eating Honeybee

This post should illustrate that you just never know what you might find if you look close enough. So I’m out in the backyard today, taking some pictures of Butterflies, when I notice this Honeybee that looks like its head is stuck in between the leaves of this plant.  My first thought (seriously) was how […]

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Butterflies And Bees

Active day today for Butterflies and Honeybees.  They tend to fight on the Cigar Bush.  We also had two Eastern Black Swallowtails hatch and one Polydamas.  The Skippers were lively today as well.  Last but not least, there were a couple of young Monarchs flying around. My best shot I’ve ever taken of the Fiery […]

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