Above: a blue banded bee hovering as she sips nectar from a Basil flower with her long tongue.
Above: a fabulous shot of a blue banded bee in action. Notice the patterns on the bee's face and the intricate green patterns in the bee's eyes. This bee is carrying yellow pollen on the thick hair of her hind leg.
Above: captured in mid air! This blue banded bee assesses the Basil flowers ahead.
Above: a lovely soft photo of a blue banded bee showing the dense red brown hair on her thorax.
Above: blue banded bees have a very long tongues that allow them to drink nectar hidden deeply inside narrow flowers such as this Cigar Flower (Cuphea sp)....
Above: ... however, sometimes reaching all the way inside a flower becomes too much effort. This blue banded bee has cut a small hole in the base of this flower and is sipping a quick feed, the easy way!
Above: At the end of a busy day, this blue banded bee has grasped onto a dry stem to sleep for the night
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