Bee on mesquite blossom photo SonoranApril20132022a_zpsf0f5a6e1.jpg
Honeybee on Velvet Mesquite (Prosopis velutina) blossom, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona

how the worker bees
share nectar-blossom stories
with the drones back home

Text and photo © 2013 by Magical Mystical Teacher
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Posted on April 26, 2013, in Arizona, Carpe Diem, desert, haiku, Haiku My Heart, honeybee, Macro Monday, mesquite, Recuerda Mi Corazon, Shadow Shot Sunday 2, Sonoran Desert, Southern Arizona, The April Heights 2013, wilderness, wildflowers and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 41 Comments.

  1. poor drones a lonely life if they rely on the worker bees

  2. Beautiful as is and with deeper meaning.

  3. Wonderful photo, the haiku going along with it is a little gem.

  4. I love this! Those gossiping worker bees, telling tales about the flowers! 🙂
    Photo is a 10!
    American Goldfinch Haibun

  5. beautifully done.


  6. I understand bees communicate the location of the best flowers to other bees from their hive.

  7. i feel sorry for the drones… living vicariously from others’ tales of adventure 🙂 wonderful haiku as usual

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      Actually, you’ll feel even sorrier to know that most of the drones are killed off, in an effort to keep non-productive bees in the colony to a minimum!

  8. Really beautiful…and I love anything that has the word velvet in its name♥

  9. Were you tip-toeing through the mesquite?

  10. Such a delightful capture of the bee enjoying his meal! Love the detail! Enjoy your weekend!

  11. Beautiful photo…although the drones are the slackers of the hive. At least said drones can appreciate the telling of a great tale (if not at work 🙂

  12. Beautiful, and l love the idea of the bees exchanging stories.

  13. I’m sure the drones will drool and burp!!

  14. One of your best ..a real treat


  15. Extraordinary !! What talent you have, MMT!!!

  16. Sounds like the drones could use a good story!

  17. I like this line “the drones back home”. I can see them sitting around the woodstove. 😉

  18. What a lovely close-up of the bee! Great shot and shadows! Love your haiku as well – poor drones!

  19. What a feast! And of green!

  20. I often wonder how much and what insects and animals and birds communicate to one another. It is fascinating to contemplate! Your bee’s wings are so beautiful!

  21. that’s a ice capture ! yo got it so sharp !

  22. Neelam Dadhwal

    Must have made people thinking.

  23. i love to see their little legs filled with pollen…the circle of life continues. great shot MMT!!!

  24. bzzzzzzz…beautiful shot!

  25. Just a lovely haiku and picture.. You never dissapoint.

  26. I have seen the bee ‘dance’ on a documentary and it’s fascinating. Great photo with soft colours and a lovely haiku.

  27. Wonderful capture and a perfect haiku. They go together like two peas in a pod….or should I say two bees in a bush. genie

  28. every being has its task. i love the photo!

  29. gorgeous photo! it is so hard to capture a bee…greatly accomplished!


  30. Lovely! I’m glad the bees are back, I’ve missed them.

  31. yes,
    you made me laugh out loud!!!
    i love it when you do that!

  32. Of course I see the drones sitting around and gossiping in silly clothes. But that’s just me.

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