Harvesting Andromeda by Keith R Wahl, Made From RI Gallery

May 12, 2021  •  Leave a Comment

"The bee collects honey from flowers in such a way as to do the least damage or destruction to them, and he leaves them whole, undamaged and fresh, just as he found them." ~Saint Francis de Sales

Harvesting Andromeda - Hanging On (Select Image or Title To See In A Larger Format)

Harvesting Andromeda Hanging On_20210510_850_2413Harvesting Andromeda Hanging OnA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Walking outdoors with my camera, I found a bee near our Andromeda bush. The plant itself was an anniversary gift to my wife and me. It began as an ankle-high shrub and now matches my six-foot one-inch height.

This spring, the Andromeda has experienced explosive growth. The tiny flowers cover every visible part of it.

And this spring, the bees have come out. Bees that are as large as my thumb from the interphalangeal joint to tip (and almost as thick). Fuzzy pollen collectors.

It's nice to see the bees harvesting the Andromeda. They are almost at eye level, so busy that they do not take notice of me with my lens before them.

Harvesting Andromeda

Harvesting Andromeda_20210510_850_2411Harvesting AndromedaA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Face To Face

Harvesting Andromeda Face To Face_20210510_850_2412Harvesting Andromeda Face To FaceA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Arched Back

Harvesting Andromeda Arched Back_20210510_850_2415Harvesting Andromeda Arched BackA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda At Work

Harvesting Andromeda At Work_20210510_850_2416Harvesting Andromeda At WorkA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Hard At Work

Harvesting Andromeda Hard At Work_20210510_850_2418Harvesting Andromeda Hard At WorkA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The Job

Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The Job_20210510_850_2421Harvesting Andromeda Finishing The JobA bee harvesting an Andromeda Bush buds for pollen

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