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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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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:...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • Bumble bee feeding on salvia flower

    Bumblebee On Salvia Flower

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    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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • 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...
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  • honey bee on nemesia

    Honey Bee On Nemesia-2

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    A honey bee collecting pollen from a Nemesia Aromatica flower in our garden during mid summer. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on either stretched canvas or on aluminium using the Chromaluxe dye sublimation process. We...
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  • Honey Bee on Rock Rose

    Honey Bee on Rock Rose

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    A honey bee in our garden collecting pollen from a pink rock rose. 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...
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  • honey bee on salvia

    Honey Bee On Salvia

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    A honey bee climbing into a purple salvia flower in our garden. Salvia is one of the most popular plants in our garden for both honey bees and bumble bees. It is always buzzing with life. Framing & Mounting: This image can be purchased printed on...
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  • Honey bee on sow thistle flower

    Honey Bee On Sow Thistle

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    A honey bee in our garden collecting pollen from a yellow perrenial sow thistle or puha flower. We often let these "weeds" flower and go to seed as the flowers attract both honey bees and the New Zealand native bee and the seed heads are a source of food...
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  • Honey bee in sage

    Honey Bee On The Sage

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    A honey bee landing in our herrb garden to collect pollen from the sage. 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...
    $54.00
  • New Zealand native bee on nemesia aromatica flower

    NZ Native Bee on Nemesia-1

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    A tiny New Zealand native bee taking off from a nemesia aromatica flower in our garden. These are solitary bees that collect pollen by rubbing it on the hairs of their back lags and abdomen often caking it on so thickly that their whole back leg...
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  • Wool Carder Bee on knapweed

    Wool Carder Bee on Knapweed

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    A wool carder bee sitting in the middle of a centaurea dealbata flower in our garden. These flowers are part of the genus commonly known as knapweeds. The wool carder bee is a European solitary bee which found its way into New Zealand around 2007. The...
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  • Wool Carder Bee on salvia

    Wool Carder Bee on Salvia

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    A wool carder bee collecting pollen from a purple salvia flower in our garden. The wool carder bee is a European solitary bee accidentally introduced into New Zealand around 2007. The males are aggressive and will chase other bees off the flowers that...
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  • Hylaeus Bee or Masked Bee

    A Hylaeus Or Masked Bee

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    A Hylaeus or masked bee gathering pollen from a hebe. This is  one of New Zealands small native bee species and like most of our native bees is a solitary bee that make there nest in a small tunnel in the ground. Framing & Mounting: This image...
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