After a long day of working outdoors tending gardens, looking after critters, and landscaping, I spent an inordinate amount of time photographing these busy bees in my lavender. There were dozens of bumble bees randomly buzzing here there.

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Busy Bumble Bee

Busy Bumble Bee in Lavendar

Flying Bumble Bee

Bee with face stuffed in lavender

Could his face be stuffed any further inside that flower?

Bumble Bee Stinger

Bee with visible pollen sac

This guy has a sac full of pollen.

Sucking down the pollen