Narcissus and bees

Michael Mace
Wed, 14 Sep 2011 10:38:10 PDT
I see a fair number of honeybees visiting the Amaryllis belladonna hybrids
here.  I presume there must be some nectar they can reach at the base of the

I doubt this does much for the Amaryllis because the anthers are so far out
from the base.

Surprisingly (to me), I don't see bumblebees on them, even though we have a
large population of bumblebees here.

Honeybees also make a fair number of visits to Moraea flowers.  Those
flowers are pretty well shaped for bee pollination.

San Jose, CA

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