The Great Spirit gave me a gift

A bee found a new way to get to the nectar, I was so surprised.
@rebelann (43167)
El Paso, Texas
November 4, 2016 9:01am CST
The other day I was outside looking for photo ops and took many shots of Ally, no surprise there, right , and finally saw that my morning glories were still trying to bloom. They were on a trellis I had erected this past spring so I got myself into a position to take a shot ~~ mind you I only wanted A shot ~~ steadied myself and started to focus in on the 2 blooms that had interested me. Low and behold along came a big black bee, I'd already focused so all I had to do was click the shots. The funny thing I noticed when I uploaded the shots is that when this bee could not climb into the fragile bloom she found a different way to get to the nectar, I was amazed. Can you see what the bee did? I have tried to make a collage so you can see what I saw. Bees are so amazing, I just wish they weren't on the endangered list.
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@DianneN (88396)
• United States
4 Nov 16
I never saw a black bee in my life! Wow!
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
Striking wee thing isn't she?
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@DianneN (88396)
• United States
4 Nov 16
@rebelann Lovely!
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@moffittjc (46399)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov 16
I've never heard of a black bee, nor have I ever seen one! That's pretty cool!
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
I thought they were common, so you only get the lil ones?
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@moffittjc (46399)
• Gainesville, Florida
4 Nov 16
@rebelann We have the regular little black and yellow ones, plus the giant black and yellow bumble bees. But all our bees are black and yellow, not just black!
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
Crazyhorseladycx just told me they are carpenter bees @moffittjc maybe they are more common in the southwest.
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• United States
4 Nov 16
'tis a carpenter bee! what a delightful wee creature to find, eh? so glad ya got 'ts photo 'n shared't with us folks here :)
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
How kool, I've watched them for years then they almost disappeared and I thought I'd never see one again. These days they are rare.
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@Corbin5 (119893)
• United States
4 Nov 16
A great shot!! I do see what you saw! Amazing creature.
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
Thank you. I never knew bees did that.
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@jaboUK (55198)
• United Kingdom
4 Nov 16
I've never even heard of a black bee, much less seen one. Would she be able to get the nectar that way? I thought it was only to be found in the centre of the flower. Great shots.
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@rebelann (43167)
• El Paso, Texas
4 Nov 16
I've been watching these bees on and off for years. In the early part of this century they are much more abundant but they've declined severely as have most all other bees. I was as surprised as you, I never even knew they did that. Glad you like my shots.
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@JohnRoberts (65387)
• Los Angeles, California
4 Nov 16
Those are really close up shots. It looks like the bee is holding on for dear life.
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