Photinia and the Bees

It’s been a cold and rainy spring in the Great Northwest and I’ve been worried about the bees.

Until yesterday when I found them in great numbers on the Photinia, a shrub I’ve totally neglected.

Not that it needed me to thrive.

It thrived without my notice. Or attention. Or appreciation.

An ordinary garden shrub I thought, good only as filler in the background.

Until I saw the blossoms and smelled their fragrance.

The bees know and love it.

Bees which till now, seem to have been in short supply.

So thanks to the Photinia. I still may neglect you. But I will always appreciate you. πŸ™‚

CMMC, June Close Up.

~ Susanne

27 Comments on “Photinia and the Bees

    • Thanks so much, Terri! Funny how I never had much regard for that shrub, and only now realized it’s beauty and fragrance!

  1. Our rhododendron blossoms seem to be drawing the bees for the first time in a while. It was surprising the first time we spotted the bees! Excellent images of a shrub I’m not familiar with.

  2. Beautiful bee shots! We have a large Photinia and our bees love it too πŸ™‚ But it’s already past its best, unfortunately.

    • Thanks so much! I have Photinia in bloom all around the edges of my yard, but only noticed its lovely blooms recently. πŸ™‚

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