Saturday, 3 July 2010

Bees Knees


Look at the knees on this bee! I took this photo a while ago and first posted it in this post. I'm reposting it now as James of Coyote Mercury had commented on my recent bee haiku that he didn't realise bees really had knees. Actually they're not knees as such, but pollen sacs, where the bees collect pollen to take it back to the hive.
Annette at Dragon House of Yuen shared an inspiring post about bees including some lovely crafts inspired by bees. You can read it here.
Bees are having a hard time just now. You can find out more about their plight and how to help them at Bumblebee Conservation Trust and The Co-operative's Plan Bee.

15 comments:

angie said...

what a great photo -- love the yellow! (nice knees, too!)

bunnygirl said...

Wow, how did you get that pic? It's beautiful. Or rather, it's the bee's knees!

Rabbits' Guy said...

Nice pict.! The Bird Chick blog (from Disapproving Rabbits) often posts about her work with bees - very interesting.

Gabrielle Bryden said...

That's an awesome photo - the bee set off against the metal (if that is metal?) ornament. Here's to the bee ;)

Cathy said...

I have been reading quite a lot lately about the plight of the bees. I am glad the message is getting out more and people are becoming more aware. We did our bit today by rescuing a bee who had settled in the middle of a busy country path. We relocated him to some wild flowers.

bunnits said...

That is a wonderful photo. And a wonderful little creature.

Dianne said...

you offer a very rich blog, on many levels.
I feast when I visit!
thanks for reading and commenting!
Happy bees knees,
Dianne

The Storialist said...

You have a great eye for detail (it informs your poetry, too!).

Love this photo. The bee looks rather pettable.

Megan Coyle said...

what an excellent photo - and I nearly forgot about bee's knees until I read through your post :)

Lucy said...

I thought perhaps it was a distortion of 'business', so 'he thinks he's the business/bee-knees', but who knows?

Bees are indeed wonderful and threatened.

HKatz said...

I love the close-up of its bristling body and pollen-sac knees.

EG Wow said...

Bees are having a difficult time over here too. I like this photo a lot. :)

Christina said...

I love the chubby bumblebees in my garden. They like to buzz around my trumpet vine which is full of yummy juice.

Wren said...

I worry quite a bit about bees, knees and all. I wonder who came up with that expression?

Gerald (Hyde DP) said...

heard about the bees knees but i don't think i've ever actually looked at them before.