Turns Out There Are Bees Who Sleep In Flowers, And They’re Adorable

Bees are the worlds most important pollinator of food crops and we need them now more than ever!

We know them well as buzzing workers going from flower to flower, but they need their beauty sleep too!

Did you know, one-third of all the food we eat a day relies on pollination mainly by bees.

Joe Neely, a wildlife photographer recently captured this stunning photo of two bees sniggling in a flower, showing the beautiful side of them we never witness.

Joe said, talking to Bored Panda: “The story behind these photos [begins when] me and my fiancé Niccole went out to find poppy flowers. On the way back we saw this patch of pink flowers just off the highway, so we stopped to take some photos.”

He continued: “Niccole was shooting this orange Globe Mallow plant that was hidden inside all of these pink flowers, and she heard the bees buzzing about. Then she notices that some of the flowers had bees in them, but they were not moving.”

“I came over and studied it for a while, and more bees showed up. Soon, all the vacant flowers were occupied, and this one bee was left out. She crawled over to this open flower and got inside with the other one. I was watching as he stumbled around almost drunk-like and then got settled in.”

“Well, I never knew that bees slept in flowers but as it turns out this type of bees (Diadasia diminuta) sleep in the orange flowers called Globe Mallows.”

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Written by Joe Kahlo

After years of writing in the financial industry, Joe was finally able to focus his writing on what he loves, Animals!