Archive : bee

May 12 2012 by in Barbie's garden, Bugs & Pests, Gardening, Miscellaneous, | 10 comments

Garden friends spotted in my garden

I love walking through my garden, but when I stop and bend down, I see so much more! I have so many active friends that work and play in my garden. Let me introduce some of them to you. My sunbirds are back and enjoying the Pineapple Sage bush – they frequent this bush, so my next photograph shoot will hopefully catch the splendid male. Lots of Praying Mantis, I am happy […]

Sep 25 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, Miscellaneous, Trees, | 14 comments

Dance of the Bees

Bee 1 doing a pirouette

The fol­low­ing buzzing con­ver­sa­tion is based (albeit very loosely) on true fic­tional tales. The names of the Bees have been con­cealed in order to pro­tect their buzzing identity. Overheard on location in Claremont, Cape Town The Stage: Australian frangipani tree (Hymenosprum Flavum) Cast of characters (in order of appearance): Bee 1; Bee2; Woman with camera, Bee 3 and Bee4 Bee 1: Buzzz … where is that human now with her camera? Doesn’t she […]

May 25 2011 by in Christine's garden, Gardening, | 15 comments



I love seeing the bees buzzing around my garden. When I see them busily buzzing around from flower to flower then I know I am doing something right by providing them with nectar and pollen to attract them to my garden. The sun came out for a short while today so I sat in a puddle when the drizzling stopped to watch them buzzing from flower to flower in the Rose Bed. […]