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Name: Moggs
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mmolyson
Nov 7, 2020 6:01 PM CST
Not so obedient bee!

Carpenter bee robbing nectar by biting into the base of the obedient flower (Physostegia virginiana)

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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Nov 7, 2020 6:04 PM CST
Beautiful banner Moggs!
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touchofsky
Nov 7, 2020 6:09 PM CST
Great photo that makes a fascinating banner!
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Fleur569
Nov 7, 2020 6:09 PM CST
The banners just keep getting better and better.....great job done. 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝 🐝
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arctangent
Nov 7, 2020 7:45 PM CST
This is such a gorgeous banner, and it taught me something I didn't know about carpenter bee behavior. A real win-win-winner. I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Smiling
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Frenchy21
Nov 7, 2020 7:58 PM CST
Lovely banner Moggs!
Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 7, 2020 9:01 PM CST
Eye-catching banner, Moggs! I like everything about it...the bee, the blooms, the colors, cropping. Thumbs up

Also one of my favorite plants. Smiling
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Name: Leon
Indiana (Zone 5a)
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TBGDN
Nov 8, 2020 7:42 AM CST
Always a welcome sight in the garden. Very appealing banner Moggs! Thumbs up
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Name: Laurie
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lauriemorningglory
Nov 8, 2020 10:45 AM CST
I've seen Ipomopsis flowers attacked in this way. The little blooms often fall to the ground and the bee has easy access to the nectar. I assumed it was a bumblebee, though. I'll have to look closer next time!

edited to correct the flower--it was not Silene, it was Scarlet Rocket that had blooms attacked.
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Name: Dirt
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dirtdorphins
Nov 8, 2020 1:41 PM CST
not to take away from the fabulous banner, just to add to the disobedient bee

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here you can see the carpenter bee feeding at the base of the flower and even the holes previously made in the base of the flowers above, plus-and, the shiny hairless abdomen

Name: Christine
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wildflowers
Nov 8, 2020 2:01 PM CST
Beautiful banner, Moggs. Lovey dubby
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Name: Moggs
Lilburn, GA (Zone 7b)
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mmolyson
Nov 8, 2020 5:51 PM CST
dirtdorphins said: "...just to add to the disobedient bee

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here you can see the carpenter bee feeding at the base of the flower and even the holes previously made in the base of the flowers above, ..."
You are right about these bad boy bees! We have lots of carpenter bees and they make these tubular flowers look so bedraggled after they make their holes. Some flowers dry up faster than they would have otherwise and they just hang there, so sad looking. At least the bees are not making holes in my house!



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Name: Cal McGaugh
Escondido, California (Zone 10b)
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EscondidoCal
Nov 8, 2020 10:00 PM CST
We have lots of carpenter bees and they make these tubular flowers look so bedraggled after they make their holes.

Need to increase blooms/bee ratio. Green Grin!
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Name: Carla
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cocoajuno
Nov 9, 2020 5:14 AM CST
Very pretty in pink!!! I tip my hat to you. Hurray! Hurray!
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