Bees & Bumblebees

Bees & Bumblebees

Images of honey bees, solitary bees, bumblebees and New Zealand native bees. Though the European honey bee is the main focus for agriculture in New Zealand both for homey production and crop pollination, New Zealand has over 20 species of native bees of which relatively little is known. Most of our native bees are small and largely black. Most, if not all, are solitary bees. We regularly see about four of these species in our garden, some of whom are tiny only 5 to 6mm long. I often see them in the puha or sow thistle flowers so leave these weeds to grow and flower in our garden to encourage these native bees.

  • Bumblebee On Hebe

    Bumblebee On Hebe

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    A bumblebee gathering pollen from a hebe flower in our garden. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their...
  • honey bee on a flax flower

    Honey Bee On Flax Flower

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    A honey bee coming into land on a flax flower in our garden. I spent ages waiting patiently by the flax over several days to get this photo but after many blurred and fuzzy images my patience eventually paid off. Note the full pollen sacks on the hind...
  • Honey Bee on lavender

    Honey Bee on Lavender

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    A honey bee drinking nectar from a lavender in our garden. This is a lavandula joyful cherub. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • Bumblebee Flying Into A Foxglove

    Bumblebee Flying Toward A Foxglove

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    A bumblebee flies in to land on a foxglove. I always let plenty of foxgloves grow in various places around the garden since they are so popular with the bumble bees.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or...
  • Honey Bee on nemesia

    Honey Bee on Nemesia-1

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    A honey bee in our garden collecting pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower. These Nemesia flower steadily from Spring through to Autumn and though they're not the most popular flower in the garden for bees there's always a few bees somewhere amongst...
  • New Zealand Native bee on nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-2

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    A New Zealand native bee collects pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden. These tiny little solitary bees collect pollen by rubbing it onto the hairs on their back legs and abdomen. They're very active and typically only spend a few seconds...
  • Bumblebee Flying Toward A Foxglove

    Bumblebee Flying Into A Foxglove

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    A bumblebee flying in to land on a foxglove flower. The fosgloves are always popular with the bumblebees when they start flowering in spring.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
  • Honey bee in sage

    Honey Bee In The Sage

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    A honey bee climbing into a sage flower to collect pollen and nectar. The sage is always popular with both bees and bumble bees. I love the contrast of the little godlen bee bodies against the purple flowers. Framing & Mounting: This image can be...
  • bee on rosemery

    Honey Bee On Rosemery

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    A honey bee just landing on a flower in the rosemary. This photo was taken in the garden of a house we stayed in on Great Barrier island during April 2017. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on...
  • Bumble bee in salvia

    Bumble Landing On Salvia

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    A bumblebee lands to feed on a salvia flower. The salvia is very popular with both bumblebees and honey bees. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation...
  • Native Bee On Nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-3

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    One of our tiny little NZ native bees, a lasioglossum bee, coming in to land on a nemesia aromatica flower. These are solitary beees that live in burrows in bare groundor clay banks. Note the pollen packed onto its back legs.Framing & Mounting: This...
  • Honey bee on purple salvia

    Honey Bee in the Salvia

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    A honey bee collecting pollen from a purple salvia flower in our garden. There's always plenty of honey bees and bumble bees around the salvia. It's one of those plants with a long flowering season that really draws the bees in. Framing & Mounting:...
  • Honey Bee On Nemesia Aromatica

    Honey Bee On Nemesia Aromatica

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      A honey bee gathering nectar and pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden. Note the bright yellow pollen sack on its hind leg. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using...
  • bee in sage

    Honey Bee On Sage

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    A honey bee landing to collect pollen and nectar from a sage flower in our herb garden. Sage is one of my favorite flowers to take photos of bees because I love the contrast between the golden bee and the purple flowers. The flowers are also just the...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-2

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    A bumblebee flying amongst the purple salvia flowers in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Native Bee On Nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-4

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    A New Zealalnd native lasioglossum bee landing on a nemesia aromtica flower in our garden. These beautiful little bees are only about 5mm long and are solitary bees that live in tunnels that they bore into bare ground or clay banks.Framing &...
  • Native Bee On Nemesia

    NZ Native Bee On Nemesia-5

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    A tiny little New Zealand native lasioglossum bee collecting pollen from a nemesia aromatica flower. These bees are only about 5mm long. New Zealaldn has over twenty species of these tiny solitary bees.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
  • Bee On Oregano

    Bee On Oregano-1

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    A honey bee drinking nectar from oregano flowers. These tiny flowers are one of the bees favourites.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
  • NZ Native Bee

    NZ Native Bee

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    A lasioglossum bee, one of our tiny New Zealand native bees collecting pollen from the blue daisy like flower of a felicia amelloides. These bees are solitary bees that live in burrows in bare ground.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-4

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    A bumble bee probing the inner secrets of a purple salvia flower.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Bee On Oregano

    Bee On Oregano-2

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    A honey bee drinking nectar from oregano flowers. Oregano is one of the favourite flowers for the bees, they swarm in when the oregano is in flower.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium...
  • Honey Bee On Oregano

    Bee On Oregano-3

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    A honey bee drinking nectar from the tiny oregano flowers, one of its favourites.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium...
  • Honey Bee On Oregano

    Bee On Oregano-4

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    A honey bee feeding from the tiny oregano flowers. When the oregano comes into the flower we get hundreds of bees coming in, its one of their favourites.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on...
  • bumblebee climbing into a foxglove

    Bumblebee Climbing Into A Foxglove

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    A bumble bee climbing up into a foxglove flower. I always enjoy watching bumblebees forage in the foxglove and the way they clamber in and out of the flowers.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on...
  • Bumblebee Climbing Up Into A Foxglove

    BumbleBee Crawling Up Into A Foxglove

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    A bumblebee clambering up into a purple foxglove flower to collect pollen. When the foxglove first come out into flower in spring there's a constant toing and throing of bumblebees collecting pollen.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
  • Purple Foxglove With Bumble Bee

    Bumblebee Disapperaring Into A Foxglove

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    A bumblebee disappearing into a foxglove flower in our garden. Sometimes the bumblebees will disappear into these flowers for hours at a time. I think they get drunk on the nectar and fall asleep.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased...
  • Bumble bee in salvia

    Bumblebee Feeding On Salvia

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    A bumblebee thrusting its head into a purple salvia flower to get nectar.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints...
  • Bumblebee Flying Toward A White Foxglove

    Bumblebee Flying Into White Foxglove

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    A bumblebee flying in to land on a white floxglove. I love having foxglove in the garden because of the number of bumblebees they attract.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-1

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    A bumblebee hanging from a purple salvia flower as it gathers pollen.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-3

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    A bumblebee busy gathering pollen from the salvia flowers.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their high...
  • Bumblebee In The Salvia

    Bumblebee In The Salvia-5

    $66.00
    A bumblebee gathering pollen from purple salvia flowers in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due...
  • Bumblebee On Oregano

    Bumblebee On Oregano

    $66.00
    A bumblebee drinking nectar from tiny oregano flowersFraming & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to their high...
  • Bumble bee feeding on salvia flower

    Bumblebee On Salvia Flower

    $66.00
    A bumblebee in our garden foraging in the salvia. There's always plenty of bees in the salvia, it's a popualr plant with both bumblebees and honey bees.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium...
  • Bumblebee On Hebe

    Bumblebee On The Hebe

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    A bumblebee foraging on a hebe flower in our garden. Not sure what this hebe is called but it is one of the most popular flowers in our garden during Autumn for both bees and butterflies. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on...
  • Purple Fresia With Honey Bee

    Fresia With Honey Bee

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    A Honey Bee Climbing out of a purple fresia flower in our garden.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • Honeybee In The Salvia

    Honey Bee In The Salvia-2

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    A honey bee feeding on the purple salvia flowers. The salvia is a favourite with the bees and is covered in both bumble bees and honey beees throughout the summer. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or...
  • Honey Bee On Salvia

    Honey Bee In The Salvia-3

    $66.00
    A honey bee climbing into a salvia flower to feed on the nectar.Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We recommend aluminium prints due to...
  • bee on rosemery

    Honey Bee Landing On Rosemary

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    A honey bee coming in to land on a rosemary flower. I took this shot on Great barrier island in the herb garden of one of the houses we stayed at. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium...
  • Honey bee on Bok Choi flower

    Honey Bee On Bok Choi

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    A honey bee in our vege garden pollinating the Bok Choi. I often let plants like this flower and go to seed in the garden as they draw in the bees. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium...
  • Honey bee on clover

    Honey Bee on Clover

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    A honey bee on a white clover flower on our lawn. As well as being good for the bees, clover is essential for the common blue butterfly which lays its eggs on its leaves hence I've let a few clumps of clover get established around the garden and in our...