I muttered recently about my efforts to capture bumblebees — too much bee and not enough bumble I wrote.
But that was BC (Before Chives): I’ve discovered that my chive plant is a bumblebee magnet.
I watched one bee for several minutes. She wasted no energy. Finished with one flower, she hopped to the next, circled it clockwise, checked the nectar traps, then buzzed off to another.
Me and the bumblebees. Happy in our work.
Bumblebee Bombus spp.