Honey bees on aster

white aster

Honey bee on aster

honey bee and aster

Honey bee on aster

I let the wild frost aster grow in my yard because the bees like it. It is a native plant and considered a weed but I have always thought that it is pretty and it grows without any help from me and is a valuable plant for bees and butterflies.

Usually, I use a zoom lens for bee photography because that way I don’t have to get too close. I actually took these with a macro lens which was a challenge because I had to get closer and they never stopped moving.

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