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happy hour in the garden

July 7, 2009

As a rule I find bee-on-flower photos stunningly boring, but these bees are DRUNK!

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We counted at least 14 bumbles quaffing on the sea holly. Who knows what it tastes like to them, but in the evening light, with the buzzing and the deep blue, I couldn’t resist. Click for bigger.

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Morning after update: 5 hungover bumbles passed out on our flowers.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. July 8, 2009 1:55 pm

    how can you find winged ladies carrying six packs on their hind legs boring…? i hope you offered them a bloody mary in the morning.

  2. Leigh Kahre permalink
    July 8, 2009 7:36 pm


  3. July 10, 2009 8:19 pm

    Reminds me of some of the out-of-control parties down at the beach last weekend, though I think the beverages of choice didn’t involve sea holly nectar… This would be fun in video.

  4. July 11, 2009 7:47 am

    much better to wake up in the bar then wondering how you ever made it home

  5. July 20, 2009 9:07 pm

    My bees over here in the Hollow are drunker than your bees:


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