Spring flowers & 'hornfaced bees'. / Frühlingsblumen & 'Mauerbienen'.

in #photography2 years ago (edited)

English

After waiting so long finally spring is approaching. Even if most of the days are still rather cool, some plants in our garden are already blossoming. I made a few photos and hope you will enjoy them as much as I did when I saw the first flowers of the year. :)

Deutsch

Nach langer Wartezeit kommt allmählich der Frühling. Obwohl die meisten Tage noch ziemlich kühl sind, blühen schon einige Pflanzen in unserem Garten. Ich habe ein paar Fotos gemacht und hoffe, ihr freut euch genauso darüber wie ich mich über die ersten Blumen des Jahres. :)


A 'squill' (genus Scilla). Ein 'Blaustern' (Gattung Scilla).

Violet crocuses (genus Crocus). Violette Krokusse (Gattung Crocus).

The flower of the 'dandelion' (Taraxacum officinale) is a valuable food source for bees and other insects. Die Blüte des 'Löwenzahns' (Taraxacum officinale) stellt für Bienen und andere Insekten eine wichtige Nahrungsquelle dar.

A plant of the genus Erica. Heidekraut, Gattung Erica.

This species belongs to the genus Muscari. Traubenhyazinthen, Gattung Muscari.


The next picture shows flowers of (Forsythia × intermedia) which unfortunately aren't interesting for bees but nevertheless very beautiful. Das nächste Foto zeigt für Bienen leider uninteressante, aber dennoch sehr schöne Blüten der Forsythie (Forsythia × intermedia).

We had bought the bulbs of these hyacinths, genus Hyacinthus, in Barcelona. Die Zwiebeln dieser Hyazinthen, Gattung Hyacinthus, stammen ursprünglich aus Barcelona.




Wild daffodils (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) with small beetles and a 'hornfaced bee' (Osmia cornuta). 'Osterglocken' (Narcissus pseudonarcissus) mit kleinen Käfern und einer 'gehörnten Mauerbiene' (Osmia cornuta).


'Hornfaced bees' (Osmia cornuta) belong to the solitary bees. One can observe them already in March.

These bees don't live in the nesting aids provided by us (below you can see some small tubes made of bamboo), but use the holes for egg deposition: one hole becomes divided in several chambers, each filled with an egg and some feed. The first chamber doesn't contain an egg so that birds, which pierce through the thick closure made of mortar, don't get anything to eat - clever insects. :) Out of the eggs hatch larvae which later pupate. The young bees eclose from the pupa and hibernate in their chambers. When spring is coming they break through the mortar closures and leave the nest. Straightaway male and female bees mate, and the females lay eggs, so that the cycle of life begins again.

'Gehörnte Mauerbienen' (Osmia cornuta) gehören zu den solitär lebenden Wildbienen und werden schon ab März aktiv.

Diese Bienen leben nicht in den von uns zur Verfügung gestellten Nisthilfen (unten seht ihr welche, die aus Bambusröhrchen hergestellt wurden), sondern nutzen deren Löcher zur Eiablage: Ein Loch wird, vorne durch einen dicken Mörtelpfropfen verschlossen, in mehrere Kammern unterteilt, in die jeweils ein Ei zusammen mit etwas Futter gelegt wird. Die erste Kammer direkt hinter dem Verschluss enthält übrigens kein Ei, damit hungrige Vögel ins Leere picken, falls sie den Pfropfen durchstechen - clevere Insekten! :) Aus den Eiern schlüpfen Larven, die sich dann verpuppen. Die aus den Puppen schlüpfenden jungen Bienen überwintern in ihren Kammern, brechen im nächsten Frühjahr die Verschlüsse auf und verlassen ihr "Nest". Dann paaren sich sofort männliche und Weibliche Bienen, die Weibchen legen Eier, und der Zyklus des Lebens beginnt von Neuem.




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I had never seen an artificial hive. Interesting. For the rest ... spring is a joy

Actually, in case of the solitary bees it is a "hive" for their eggs only (as described in the article) ... the bees themselves aren't living in the bamboo tubes (just sometimes they may temporarily hide there, if they get caught by bad weather).
These types of bees also don't produce honey, but they are very important for the pollination of flowers.

I know there is a lot of concern about the survival of the bees. A world without bees is practically dead ... Every way to help them is therefore important!

Toll das Bienenhotel! Wir haben so etwas ebenfalls auf unserer überdachten Terrasse, allerdings ungeplant in Form eines IVAR-Regals. Die freien Bohrlöcher für die Metallbolzen haben sich als sehr beliebter Eiablegeplatz herausgestellt und werden schon in Kürze alle wieder zugemörtelt sein. Interessant, dass die erste Kammer stets leer gelassen wird.

Grüsse!

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Sorry, I try translate for you @agrojaya :

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Toll das Bienenhotel! Wir haben so etwas ebenfalls auf unserer überdachten Terrasse, allerdings ungeplant in Form eines IVAR-Regals. Die freien Bohrlöcher für die Metallbolzen haben sich als sehr beliebter Eiablegeplatz herausgestellt und werden schon in Kürze alle wieder zugemörtelt sein. Interessant, dass die erste Kammer stets leer gelassen wird.Great the bee hotel! We also have something on our covered terrace, but unplanned in the form of an IVAR shelf. The free holes for the metal bolts have turned out to be a very popular Evelgeplatz and will soon be all zugemörtelt again. Interesting that the first chamber is always left empty.

Thank you brother

You are welcome...

Der Beitrag passt doch wunderbar zum Wetter heute und zur Vorhersage für die nächsten Tage - wenn ich richtig informiert bin zumindest :-D

Ich vermute, das Bienenhotel ist im Gegensatz zu einem "richtigen" Bienenstock dann offen ist? Oder ist das eine andere Gattung von Bienen, die keine Staaten bilden? Edit: Wer lesen kann bzw. Links anklickt, ist wohl mal wieder stark im Vorteil. Ich ziehe die Frage zurück ;-)

Ich finde das ja wieder faszinierend, mit der leeren Kammer und auch, wie die Bienen sich dann entwickeln und ohne weitere "Erziehung" wissen, wo und wie sie ihre Höhle verlassen können und was sie dann zu tun haben. Also zur Fortpflanzung bzw. zum Ernähren.

Sehr schöne Bilder, bei uns im Garten sieht es ähnlich aus.... bis auf die Bienan natürlich 😁

Oh! There are various kinds of flowers in your garden. They are very beautiful by their own styles and have bright and lovely colors. These can relax my eyes very much. You have really nice garden indeed.

It’s great that you made the nest from bamboo for those bees. There are plenty of bees, they are very big and amazing.

Thanks so much for sharing! ;)

The blue flowers look like "blue bonnets." Spring time is the best, I love seeing everything come back to life. Awesome capture of these flowers!

Nice to read that you like my photos! :)

Der Frühling mit seinen tollen Farben ist wieder da!
Ich mag ihn besonders gern, denn er bringt nach einer langen Grau-Zeit endlich wieder Leben und Frische in die Natur.
Winter ist auch traumhaft schön, aber nur wenn man wirklich Schnee hat und nicht so einen Matsch, wie in den meisten Teilen Deutschlands...:D

Hier in Kanada dauert es wohl noch ein paar Wochen bis sich der Frühling blicken lässt - gerade in den Rockys sind die Seen noch immer gefroren :)

You are so blessed to live in a place where nature organically grow, the flowers seemed to be growing same as the wild ones. I think we also have those kinds of flowers here in Singapore, but it's inside a shelter, and we need to pay to see the exhibit of flowers.
I'm impressed on how you create a temporary shelter for the bees, which in turn help your garden on the pollination of the flowers. It's sustainable way of living alongside nature.
I had fun & I enjoy reading your blog, the photos are awesome and I get to learn new things that I wouldn't learn here in the city :-) Thanks for sharing.

These bees are looks like the honey bees but as much as I know these bees don't live in colonies like a honey bee. Are they produced honey too?

As described in the text these bees are solitary bees not living in colonies. They also don't produce honey but are very important for the pollination of flowers.

OK, thanks for the information :)

Wunderschöne Aufnahmen! Ich war heute morgen auch unterwegs, hab aber noch gar nicht nachgesehen was auf meinem Speicherchip zu finden ist.

Freut mich sehr, dass sie dir gefallen! :)

Wow was für viele verschiedene und wunderschöne Blumen! Habt ihr die alle selbst gepflanzt? Weil dass du da alle Namen kennst, wow! Ansonsten gut recherchiert :)

Und mega cool mit eurer Nisthilfe dort! Echt sehr schlaue Insekten, wie sie ihre Eier vor den Vögeln schützen!

Einige, z. B. die Hyazinthen, haben wir selbst gepflanzt, andere nicht ...

Vielen Dank für diesen schönen und lehrreichen Ausflug in die Fauna und Flora! Offensichtlich habt Ihr Euch mit der Anlage des Gartens viel Mühe gegeben, denn das Ergebnis kann sich gut herzeigen lassen. Und den Mauerbienen gefällt Euer Biotop auch gut.

sehr schöne Aufnahmen :)
bin auch froh das es endlich wieder bunter wird und wieder mehr Aktivität unsrer kleinen Freunde zu beobachten ist ;)

great shots of nature in spring actually Osmia cornuta, spring in my country is starting with nowruz
beginning of the Persian New Year, Nowruz. Nowruz is the most important holiday in Iranian culture
I was in a holiday too
I also took some shots of Blossoms on starting of spring , it was great scene for me,

spring has finally sprung.....es macht wieder so viel Spaß in den Garten zu gehen. Meine Mutter hat einen und ich helfe immer jedes Jahr mit. Gestern haben wir dort vier Stunden geackert und heute hab ich so einen Muskelkater. :-)

So schön, dass der Frühling nun auch bei euch ankommt - und so schön farbig mit wunderschönen Fotos. Hier bei uns ist die Regenzeit dafür vorbei und es wird noch wärmer :-). Sonnige Grüsse

Sehr schöne Blumen und Bilder lieber @jaki01, der Krokus erinnert mich an die verwandte Pflanze Crocus Sativus, aus der der Safran gewonnen wird. Das wissen viele nicht, dass der Safran aus den Narben der Blüten genommen wird. Dadurch ist er auch so teuer, weil es sehr wenig Narben pro Blüte gibt und es eine Unmenge an Blüten braucht.

Amazing...I am in love with the flowers

sehr schöner und informativer Beitrag. Ich mag die Blumen ja auch immer alle, kann mir nur die Namen nie merken. Mal schauen ob nach dem Post was hängen bleibt. 😁

Very nice photos..

If the photos are "nice", what prevents you from upvoting the article?

Super Beitrag!

Nicht nur wegen der ausgesprochen schönen Fotos, sondern weil Du auch noch erklären kannst, welchen man Pflanzen man sieht. Auf diesem Gebiet habe ich leider enorme Defizite!

Diese Bienen kannte ich noch nicht, sehr interessant! Erinnert mich an die Lebensweise der Sandbienen, bei der als "Brutkammer" Löcher in der Erde dienen. Klasse Blumenfotos natürlich auch!
Liebe Grüße

Ein paar sehr schöne Fotos, ja und ich freue mich auch auf die wärmeren Tage. Das Motorrad läuft wieder, das Wetter passt. Jetzt kann man das leben gleich viel besser geniessen.

Huii, bei euch is ja schon ordentlich was los :)
Ich war heut im Zoo und hab da gefühlt 1000 Fotos mitgebracht aber keine Blumen, eher Tiere irgendwie.

Wünsch euch was ihr Lieben <3

Ist beim Zoobesuch eigentlich nicht weiter überraschend, dass man dort Tieren begegnet ... :-)))

Why does this look like a perfect place for me? Beautiful photos mate!

Beautiful and crystal clear a resteem worth :-)

Thanks, my friend, I know you like flowers. :)

Na, wenn das nicht die Vorfreude auf einen farbenfrohen Frühling und das voraussichtlich warme Wochenende weckt :). Gerade nach einem regenreichen Tag genau das richtige. Vielen Dank für die Farbvielfalt jaki01

Wow is amazing, do you plant many different flowers and beautiful! Do you plant everything yourself? Because you know all the names there, wow! If it is not well researched and it is very difficult to treat the flower, I am sure it is ..And a very cool color. pests with your nesting help there! The insects are really clever, how to protect their eggs from the birds! I hope to continue to bloom the beautiful flowers and become a beautiful sight to the eyes that see and like them ...

We were planting some plants, others are growing there naturally ...

the exhausting struggle of taking care of the plants, by watering, curing and other treatments such as an insect caterpillar that spawned into a caterpillar and eating the beautiful leaves of the flower .. I was amazed at the color of the flower and kept beautifully colored, and the pest of flowers did not perch on to make the flowers into not pretty anymore later.

Endlich kommt der Frühling! :)

Dein Beitrag war echt Interessant und hilfreich. Habe selbst oft Blausterne fotografiert, image

wobei ich den Namen der Pflanze zum Beispiel bis vor deinem Beitrag nicht kannte.

Woow..
The flowers look very beautiful, whether all the flowers are in your yard .. ??
It must look beautiful when the flower is in your yard ☺

Has the bee collected his honey .. ??
Hehehe.. very interesting..😊

Yes, all flowers in these pictures are growing in our garden.

This kind of bees is not producing honey, but they help a lot to pollinate the flowers of all these beautiful plants ...

ouh ... yes .. 😊😊
this post is very interesting @jaki01

Werden die Bilder nach bearbeitet oder benutzt du nur die Einstellungen der Kamera? Bei den Bienen scheinst du richtig nah dran gewesen zu sein.

Nein, ich bearbeite die Bilder nicht ... Das Einzige, was ich nachträglich tue, ist, Teile von Fotos auszuschneiden.

Spring first flowers always bring joy. I saw your post and also decided to place a flower in my blog, and I also told a legend about how orchids happened...

Enjoy amazing spring long in waiting at your place, let alone be able to see the plants in the garden that are already blooming.

There a beautiful flowers. I love it s much.

Lovely ...............................i like those photos so much
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I enjoyed scrolling down and seeing each of the photographs.Lovely photographs of your stroll.So enjoyed reading about them and how you appreciate it so. A Wonderful post,it would be a privilege to see indeed.
Thank you so much for taking the time to post this.

Nice to read that you liked my work ...

I see the flowers on your blog is very beautiful and you also so dare to take pictures of bees I like things like that I do resstem please check on my blog thanks @jaki01

These solitary bees are completely harmless. :)

Yes bee is very dangerous I do not dare take a photo like you, how do you how to take a photo of a bee so clear

NO, there are different bee species, and this one is completely harmless.
Honey bees do sting if one is disturbing them, but these solitary bees don't attack humans at all.

But I still fear the bees because I've never felt sick in Serang bee I confess you are very brave @jaiki01

By the way, just a little hint: please don't send me STEEM/SBD in expectation that I upvote your posts. I upvote articles in case I like them ... For example I liked your little report about the rice harvest in Aceh. :)
Instead of sending money you can just upvote my articles (if you like them), that costs you nothing.

Thanks for the sorry notices if I am wrong

Wow fantastis @jaki01 sungguh menakjubkan...
Salam from aceh ....

The very scary photo of me did not dare to do anything if there were bees like that

These solitary bees are completely harmless.

thanks @ jaki01 has shared a very useful post

Beautiful, complete, and wow. The tempting flowers make the beetle eager to suck his honey.

Actually they suck nectar ... honey bees later transform nectar into honey.

Bunga yang cantik dan indah sekali

So, you could upvote the article, in case you like it ...

Thanks, I just saw that you upvoted my article now. :)

Looks really wonderful such a cool and fantastic architectural design :)
lovely

wow friend many beautiful flowers, the truth is that if you have that in your garden you are very lucky, the first photo is amazing, it seems from stories that flower

All the flowers they do look very stunning :)

Liked the 1st image the most :)

Well that is a nice cycle of for the bees !

Beautiful charming pamper the eyes. It's great that you can collect so many beautiful flowers in a single post. salute

I think you will like this..PSX_20180407_211240.jpg

@jaki01 when spring arrives the flowers disgust us with their beautiful colors and spectacular beauty !.

Excellent shots of those varieties of flowers, I loved the wild Daffodils! They are beautiful.

Thank you for continuing to share your experiences with us, Regards.

wow really nice spring flower. awesome photography great work. thanks for @jaki01

What a fabulous flower you are, I am very interested to see it and I also really want to see directly but my area there is no such interest.
Thank you for showing us your best post
If I may want you to resteem my post and upvote my post, if it does not bother you I am very happy if you want. Thanks a lot seniors

This is your best photography blog .
Realy like these pics
Thanks

Your garden is full of beautiful flowers .
Such a beautiful photos taken
Thanks

Wow... Wonderful Photography,
Specially this one is really amazing...
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late spring .. bt at lest come .. flowers are blooming .. very nice to see all this ...photo

Truely amazing sir,you always comes up with amazing blog posts,you are unstopable.

Beautiful flower clicks this is so amazing to see so nice some really incredible pictures :D

Wow, Great Photography.
Nicely Captured. Keep it Up!

Hello @jaki01,

Welcome Spring. Incredible & extraordinary good photography of the Spring season.

~@mywhale

with spring world is back to it's daily actions. impressive photography @jaki01

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The flowers are very beautiful food for bees to produce super honey I really like bees and bebepa months ago I once took honey with friends in the tree

To be exact, as mentioned in the text, there are no honey bees in the pictures but Osmia cornuta.

Wonderful photos of flowers with bees.☺ 👍

Beautiful flowers 🌸🥀🌻🌹
become an attractive decoration in the garden and in the yard

I have never seen these beautiful flowers in Indonesian

Nice to read that you enjoyed the pictures. If you like it you also may upvote the article. :)

Forgive me @jaki01

yesterday I try to upvote your post but there is a problem of internet network disruption, now I've given upvote on your post, thank you for reminding me ☺️

No problem, thanks for your upvote! :)

@jaki01 - Sir it's a beautiful Spring flower... Nice photography Sir...

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A very beautiful flower ...
I have never seen it before ...
I like your postings sir.. @jaki01

Nice shots, Flowers are looking too beautiful @jaki01.
Thanks for sharing with us!
Upvoted!

I love Spring time.
These flowers looks so lovely.
Amazing photography.

This is the best blog post i have read in my entire life,awesome just amazing,have a great day sir.

You made a few photos and we enjoy them.Your 1st follower is really awesome and i love it and greet photography.
Thanks for sharing with us

hornfaced bees looks so amazing,great work sir,thanks a lot for sharing.

Flowers are the most beautiful part of spring. Flowers bring with them the happiness. The blue Muscari is the best flower. Great pictures though

Excellent camera shooting and nice photos.
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Wow very beautiful photography and great work
Thanks @jaki01
Have a great day

Wow fantastic photography and nice flowers.
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@jaki01,
Most of these flowers I have never seen in my country! Excellent photography friend!

Cheers~

Spring is my favourite season. in the season the bee collect sweat from different trees. The bee help trees for bloom their flower.
Nice post.
Thank friend for your post

Wow really look. wonderful photography
@jaki01
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Very attractive photo with bee. I upvote your post.please once time you are travel in my blog

Wow amazing photography

For your post propagation.
Upvote/Resteem

Great photo composition. Elegantly done.They are usually unique and intriguing & beautiful. You captured the light perfectly.

@jaki01, You're the brilliant smart photographer always. You catch most beautiful multi coloring flowers photo clicks. Those once given inspire myself lot. Well contribution to your followers. Another bees clicks very closely taken. It's fantastic. Thanks for inspiration.

Honey bees... mmmm... very tasty. Nearly took bees image. They have creativity for build up their store rooms.
Heart toughed flowers photography with description. I like every photo images @jaki01.

To be exact, as mentioned in the text, there are no honey bees in the pictures but Osmia cornuta.

Ok. Tks for update me.

Wow!
Beautiful flower pictures, indeed the beauty of spring is unparalleled.
Flower Photography is one of my passions also

More fascinating photography selection @jaki01.
You're very creative with smart photography. I prefer to see those live. But can't go German now. Lol..

You found various coloring beautiful flowers. I think you found whole colors around the world via taken those flowers. Nice touch @jaki01

Omg these photos are gorgeous!! Awsome job!

very very very beautiful collection!

Wow so beautiful flowers
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Amzing post

The flowers are so beautiful and amazingly beautiful and beautiful, you take the picture perfectly @jaki01

very nice flower that you post. sometimes i see a beautiful flower, but i can not take a good picture. maybe because the quality of my phone is not good or the way i take picture which lack of focus

Nice photo.

If the photos are "nice", what prevents you from upvoting the article?

I would say this one Muscari is truly awesome.
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Bee to the blossom, moth to the flame; Each to his passion; what's in a name?

Why did you upvote your own comment but not the article?

I would say my mistake, won't happen in future

You are funny: in case you wanted you still could upvote the article - it's not forbidden. I think you didn't get that a) you gain curation reward from upvoting articles and b) (which is even more beneficial) you may get upvotes in return if you upvote others ... why do you think I have upvoted some comments and didn't upvote others? :-)

Flowers looking awesome. Really it's a fantastic photography!
Go ahead my friend.

Why did you upvote your own comment but not my article (especially as the flowers look "awesome")? :)

My dear friend, I am telling you that I voted on your yesterday's post but for the temporary problem you are not able to see that it is very painful for me.

I am voting on your post again hopefully you can see my vote in the post.

I voted my own comment because I deliberately did not vote in my own comment. The vote has been dropped incorrectly. I am expressing this sadness. Hope you understand my problem.

Seems not to work ...

@jaki01 may now seeing properly 🙂

Thanks for the upvote! :)

Why did you upvote your comment but not my article?

Your captures are wonderful and truly expressive and the environment and place is really awesome for photography.... .@joki... Specially white, yellow and purple colors flowers are looking impressive...

Who is @joki? And where is my upvote? :)

Amazing post

very nice images

If the pictures are "nice", what prevents you from upvoting the article?

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