While I was checking out my garden one day I came across a Bee hanging out in some vines. It looks like it was just resting, at the time there were no flowers opened yet so it was not drinking any nectar.
It was just sitting on the leaf of the Akebia vine, waiting for something. Probably just getting some sunlight warming up its cold blooded body.
Camera Model Lumix GH3 Lens Olympus MSC ED M. 60mm Macro lens Filter none Aperture f/2.8 Shutter Speed 1/1600 sec Film Speed 200 Spectrum Visual Light Wavelength 380 through 700 nanometers Location North Georgia USA.
The green leaves really popped out in these pictures, they just came out after a long winter. So fresh leaves reflect sunlight really well giving them a bright green color.
The bee stood still for a few seconds, while I was able to get some pictures of it before it went on its way.
This vine flowers, and the Bees really like it. Maybe it was waiting for the flowers to open, but it would have to wait a few weeks.
Having multiple Akebia vines of different types will produce fruit. I recently got two more, so I have one purple producing flower vine. And two white (Shirobana) Akebia vines. If they grow and do well I should have fruit when they flower. The bees will visit them a few feet apart and the plants will produce fruit if all goes well. Looking forward to the Bees helping me grow fruit, I guess we work together. I build them homes and they pollinate my plants. I like the teamwork and im fine doing my part. They work from sunrise to sundown and do not stop for a few months. Late April is when they start dropping off but they will return again next year.
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