Photo and caption by Kathy Perry
As busy as a bee. A phrase so many people are familiar with. Having spent four days trying to photograph the bees in the blossom in my back garden, I can see where the phrase came from. They are frenetic in their activity. From flower to flower, up, down, sideways, madly wiping their legs, collecting the pollen off their body hairs and hoarding it into the pollen baskets on their hind legs, to use back in the hive for protein. Their landings particularly fascinated me, a moment of seemingly considered flight in an otherwise haphazard flightpath. Just six weeks to live! Better get busy!
Location: Seacliff, South Australia