Tiny bee on tiny blooms...................

This is what the blooms looked like before they opened on Oct 10
@rebelann (110426)
El Paso, Texas
October 13, 2023 10:17am CST
I'm tickled pink that finally the bees have shown up. They're very tiny but in the afternoons they're swarming around this bush of mine. In the photo you can see what those blooms looked like before they opened so you can imagine just how tiny those little bees are.
All summer I prayed I'd see some bees around here but it must have been too hot and dry or else they don't like wasps. Anyway, the blooms on this plant are s...
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@much2say (53393)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Oct
Bees ! In the video they actually look big! But if those are the size of the blooms, they must be really tiny. We need them . . . I hope they thrive!
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@much2say (53393)
• Los Angeles, California
14 Oct
@rebelann Are those baby bees or are they a tiny species? I think it was a year or so ago we had tiny bees too - I haven't seen them lately. I do see bigger ones now, but we have a couple plants that we didn't have last year. I don't know how pumpkin growing works, but the sunflowers here have attracted lots of bees - that'd be good. Do they flock to the hollyhocks?
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
This past year I only saw about 2 large bees and it's just now that I've seen these teeny ones. I think they are just a different type of bee, I've seen them before when I didn't have wasps.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
I love those little bees. I was able to get up really close and they didn't mind. I miss those bigger bees I used to get. Maybe if I plant sunflowers and pumpkin they'll come back.
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@LadyDuck (451911)
• Switzerland
13 Oct
Those bees are really tiny bees. I like to see them here around.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
I like them too but I miss those bigger ones, this year I have only seen 2 of the larger bees so far
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@LadyDuck (451911)
• Switzerland
14 Oct
@rebelann We have some large bumblebees, they are friendly insects, I let them in the garden and they never bother me.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
Years ago I would get those big bumble bees also, I miss them.
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@allen0187 (58448)
• Philippines
13 Oct
I bet those bees are working overtime.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
I agree. They have been swarming this plant for the past 3 days.
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@allen0187 (58448)
• Philippines
13 Oct
@RebeccasFarm (82035)
• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
14 Oct
Aw the little buggers.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
It made me so happy to see them.
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• Wheat Ridge, Colorado
15 Oct
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@Tampa_girl7 (48555)
• United States
18 Oct
I’m glad that you’re happy about the bees.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
19 Oct
Thank you. I've read so much about how bees are now endangered due to people using insecticides and herbicides so to me it's a relief to see them here.
@LindaOHio (149820)
• United States
14 Oct
I'm glad you have bees. I hope you have a good weekend.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
Thanks, I hope you have a wonderful weekend
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@LindaOHio (149820)
• United States
15 Oct
@rebelann Thank you very much.
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@garymarsh6 (23383)
• United Kingdom
13 Oct
I like to see bees hovering around the plants.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
They are fascinating to watch and very hard to get photos or videos of.
@JudyEv (322007)
• Rockingham, Australia
14 Oct
That's great that the bees have shown up. The experts are very worried about the shortage of bees.
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
14 Oct
You're right, environmentalists are warning everyone that bees are endangered and if the perish it'll make it much harder for food to grow.
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@Gilljane (2905)
• Sutton, England
13 Oct
They are pollenating the plants
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@rebelann (110426)
• El Paso, Texas
13 Oct
Oh yes, plus they're making honey. I think these are honey bees but I'm not sure.