Silent Sunday – Solitary Bee

Metallic green bee on daisy fleabane

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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70 Responses to Silent Sunday – Solitary Bee

  1. Good photo, Eliza! I’ve seen bees like that here a few times. The name “sweat bee” doesn’t do them justice. “Emerald bee” would be better.

  2. Karen Lang says:

    Amazing capture 👏👏

  3. Anne says:

    This is an outstanding photograph, Eliza.

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  5. derrycats says:

    I have never seen a green bee before, didn’t know they even existed. How cool.

    • Eliza Waters says:

      There are quite a few species of bees that have blue and green metallic coloring. They are small, less than 1/2″ and are called ‘solitary’ because they don’t hive like the honeybee does. The majority of native bees are this type and they are important pollinators. I’m grateful to have them!

  6. What a tiny little bee, and so pretty in emerald green. Lovely capture, Eliza!

  7. Alice says:

    Beautiful, very important, docile. ❤️People should learn more about these little bees.

  8. shoreacres says:

    One of my favorites, and a great example of putting the metal to the petal!

  9. Pepper says:

    Love everything about this image, Eliza. 😊👏

  10. Robin says:

    Beautiful. 🙂

  11. So pretty, Eliza! 💛💚💛

  12. This is the second green bee post I’ve seen today. Nature has some great colors.

  13. neihtn2012 says:

    Outstanding shot of this green (sweat) bee!

  14. Dale says:

    Love the green on yellow. Sweet pic!

  15. Wonderful how the green of the bee complements the background.

  16. Tranature - quiet moments in nature says:

    A beautiful capture Eliza! 💛

  17. Maria says:

    So beautiful! I don’t think I ever seen a bee like that.

  18. I saw a couple of bumble bees and two butterflies this morning! Pulse quickening experiences for us nerdy gardeners.

  19. Murtagh's Meadow says:

    So pretty and such lovely colours

  20. Beautiful image Eliza! Enjoyed seeing it!

  21. Love these metallic little green bees.

  22. Two of my favourites! Lovely photo!

  23. Gorgeous capture of the beautiful colors of the bee and daisy!🙂

  24. Kris P says:

    What a handsome creature!

  25. Tina says:

    Really great capture of this metallic bee. Isn’t it fun to see these beauties in the garden?

  26. Widdershins says:

    Huh, I didn’t know they came in metallic green – quite beautiful. 😀

    • Eliza Waters says:

      Thank you, many different species, too. So many that I couldn’t be sure which species this one is! I must leave that one to the experts. 🙂

  27. pbmgarden says:

    Beautiful photo and subject. That green is a real attention-getter.

  28. So we’ve both featured a metallic green bee in the past week. Everybody should, right?

  29. Jet Eliot says:

    Oh so blissful to see this photo, Eliza. The sweetness of the daisy-like flower with the dazzle of the bee….

  30. Adele Brand says:

    Interesting, not sure I’ve seen a green bee before.

  31. Jane Lurie says:

    What a pretty bee and great photo showing him off, Eliza. Didn’t know much about this type- thanks. I can’t resist photographing bees at work! 🙂

  32. Mimu says:

    Beautiful picture!

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