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Wednesday, July 12, 2006

Bees and Queen Anne's Lace

I tried very hard while in the mountains to capture a picture of the many bees I saw on the Queen Anne's Lace blooming in the woods. Every picture was out of focus because the bees absolutely skip across the flower. They are supposed to get nectar from the Queen Anne's Lace but I don't see how they pause long enough to accomplish that.

The fruit of the Solomon's Seal did stand still for my picture as did these two ducks on a log at the lake at Black Rock Mountain.
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  1. Anonymous9:02 AM

    I love your blog. Very well presented and the pictures are great. I started bee keeping about the same time as you and I can sympathize with some of the things you are going thru, like the "beard" etc. I live in norther NJ and I have 2 hives one doing great but one is dying

  2. I'm pretty sure those flowers (and certainly those leaves) are not Queen Anne's Lace.

  3. Years down the road and more flower knowledge than I had in 2006, I'd say those are some kind of hydrangea. I do see queen anne's lace a lot in the mountains, but you are right - that isn't queen anne's lace.


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