Saturday, October 4, 2014

Have you ever seen bees do this?

Hi

Because the drought has been so bad, I have been putting out bird seed to try and help the birds out a little bit. It is helping a lot of birds except quail, which I haven't seen all summer and hope they can come back if we get some rain. I put it out on my rock wall in the front yard area..
I walked out in the morning and heard lots of buzzing and saw in the piles of birdseed that the bees were there, digging around in it. There were so many in the piles that the birds were afraid of them. 
About 10 bees digging in the seed pile!
I decided to film them because I hadn't seen this before, and the only thing I can come up with is that the seeds have pollen on them and the bees were grabbing that from them. You know a bee colony is desperate when they do that!


Julie