Prickly purple flowers and the bees

Teasels and bees (31 of 37)

Teasels and bees (27 of 37)

The bees seemed to be drawn to these beautiful shades of purple,  the entrance to the field is now awash with thistles and teasels.    Also the sound of humming bees is very evident as the bees seem to be have a great time harvesting the pollen from these prickly flowers.   Having diligently looked into what are the colours bees are attracted to it seems they prefer the  purples, violets and blues.

Teasels and bees (21 of 37)Teasels and bees (26 of 37)

I haven’t seen so many bees in a long time and there must have been over a hundred in this small area.  All so very busy and it was a little bit of wonder watching them.  I hope you all have a happy Sunday and I will leave you with this marvelous quote…

“Bees do have a smell, you know, and if they don’t they should, for their feet are dusted with spices from a million flowers.” 
― Ray BradburyDandelion Wine

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2 comments on “Prickly purple flowers and the bees

  1. Joan Pickford says:

    Great photos and I’m sure Winnie the Poo had something to say about bees 😊

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