Thursday, 15 July 2010

Bee Sex

The other day I was joined on one of my daily walks by Richard who has been working at YSP. At the back of one of the clearings in the nature reserve area on the site a couple of bees on a Foxglove caught our eye. Looking closer we noticed they were busy being 'attached' to each other...*

Being occupied with the task at hand, the bees weren't too bothered that i got so close to take photos. If you look very closely at the third image you can see that the female has her sting right out in the face of the lower bee.

* Or one could be giving the other a piggyback

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