Bee-ing Friendly, No Bullying Here

Category: Nature


Photo and caption by Elbert Hales

HoneyBee interrupts her gathering and pollination activities within this squash blossom to share with a much smaller species of insect. The bee demonstrates a tolerance for her little friend and appears to offer up an acceptable treat. One may wonder if this action suggests a symbiotic relationship existing between the two species. If such a bond does exist, it is not a widely recognized or documented liaison.

Location: Personal garden in Pocatello, Idaho, USA


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