Bee in the Borage
Paso Robles, California
May 17, 2018 6:49pm CST
Sometimes when I'm on a photoshoot, I get sidetracked. When I am taking photos in my garden or wherever there are flowers, the bees most often get me sidetracked. For some reason I feel compelled to follow them until I can get them to stay still enough when foraging to get a photo. So I go flower to flower , following the bees with my camera. I was finally successful in capturing this bee who was enjoying my borage flowers. Borage is an herb. Its flowers are small and not very impressive as flowers go, but I still love borage. It's never grown as big as it has this year, and I'm delighted with it. Are there certain things that get you distracted when you have a specific photography goal? What do you think of borage flowers? Do you plant anything bees especially like?
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• Paso Robles, California
@porwest Are you sure they are bees and not yellowjackets? It's usually the yellowjackets, that look a bit like bees, that go after what people are drinking. I've never seen a bee do it. They even try to get through the holes in aluminum cans. I don't drink sweet drinks outside anymore.
• United States
@bagarad Oh no. I can definitely tell the difference. I was in pest control once. But to be fair it is usually the yellow jackets more than the bees that come after me. It is true though that even in the pest control industry we never considered honey bees to be pests and would not specifically do treatments for them even when requested.