Anyway the bees were happy today bringing in lots of pollen, they acted very elated as you can see in my slow motion video below. I found them nectaring on camellias, helleborus niger and Helleborus foetidus as well as violas and pansies.
Here is two bees on Helleborus foetidus,
at times there were at least 6 bees on this one plant.
This bee is on Helleborus foetidus, this plant will have 40-50 flowers on it, it is just starting right now. You can see the pollen collected and the bees take a long time inside the flower usually several minutes.
Rainbow Carrots Meg picked for our salad tonight.
Here is Grumpy enjoying a sunny warm deck on the first day of 2012.