Gwenyn Brodorol (Native Bee in Welsh)
This is a large native bee of some kind, but I don’t know what its name is. It’s the same size as a bumblebee, but longer, with a more greenish color. It was really working the sunflower and had pollen on its back instead of its legs. I’m seeing fewer bees as the temps are dropping at night. Leaves are starting to turn yellow and I’ve seen a few dead bumblebees on the ground.
56 thoughts on “Gwenyn Brodorol”
I hope we aren’t losing our bees. They are essential. Great shots!
We seem to have plenty of bees through spring and summer. And lots of native bees. Honey bees aren’t very good pollinators compared to native bees, but native bees don’t make honey we harvest so there is a conflict between people having honey bees and our environment having lots of native bees. The plants are winding down for fall and winter and so are the bees.
mae eich Cymraeg yn dod ymlaen yn wych!
Diolch, Holly. Mae’n araf yn mynd. Dwi ddim yn dda mae sillafu Saesneg a Chymraeg yn amhosib.
its not easy! 😊
“You gotta pay your danegeld if you want to speak in Welsh, and you know it don’t come easy.” I think you just inspired another parody, Holly. You are getting good at that.
Love those parody’s and this is a beauty. “Got to pay your dues if you want to have a clue and you know welsh don’t come easy”……
You have in down.
Aye Matey. Oops, that’s not Gymraeg.
This could take a while.
Aye Lassie. It’s problably as much Welsh as it is English. As there were a number of Welsh pirates back in the 17th and 18th Centruries ending with Black Bart Roberts one of the most famous and flamboyant among Welsh pirates.
Aye laddie, we Welsh were bad dudes. We had to be. 😊people mock red hair and freckles. Lolol.
My Viking wife calls me a “bogdweller”. I tell her she needs to pay reparations for her people repressing my people. We Welsh “don’t get no respect.” As Rodney Dangerfield used to say.
My old GGG grandfather immigrated in the 1700’s. Sit down 🪑, his last name was Priese and “ they” changed it to Price on his immigration papers.
That is super cool. I’m not sure when my kin came over, who knows we may have a tiny bit of kinship between us. I know Price is also spelled or spelt Pryce, also. But there seems to be multiple spellings for almost everything in Welsh.
Pryce is very British. I’m guessing Preise sounded a lot like Price so they spelled it that way and it stuck. You never know about kinship but Don’t know anyone other than you out west. 😊
Most of my relatives are in Kansas.
Never been there . I stick pretty close to the eastern seaboard .
You’re not missing much. Moslty fields and grain elevators, which you probably saw plenty of when you rode Route 66.
Oh yes and Buffalo. I went to Sturgis several years ago. , not to the festival just to see the country. We were nearly stampeded by a herd of Buffalo, it’s amazing country out there.
Buffalo. Oh yes! They are big nasty beasts. When my dad was young, he maintained radio towers in Kansas. He said the towers were 400 feet apart with buffalo all around. He said he had to make a mad dash between towers with buffalo chasing him. I guess you can break them and ride them. Ted Nugent used to ride one on stage during concerts. There’s a series of videos on YouTube called “Guy On a Buffalo”. Look them up if you want a good laugh.
They don’t seem to be afraid of motorcycles.
I don’t think there are many things buffalo are afraid of. Especially, not motorcycles.
They’re ferocious huge animals. They don’t like interlopers!
No they don’t. I’ve been on the other side of a fence when they charged me. Lucky me it was a strong fence.
Amazing shots, Timothy. The bee situation is something that has to be watched. We need our pollinators.
Thanks, Dale. We need our bees to be rather than not to be.
We definitely don’t have a shortage of fruitflies this time of year. Pesky little critters they are.
Tell me about it! They were driving me nuts today at work!
And it’s strange some of the things fruit files go for. Ours really like dish soap. Weird.
Hey, if you can trap the little buggers with red wine vinegar and a little honey, why not dish soap. They were all over my chopped onions yesterday!
Sautéed onions with fruit flies. Sounds delish.
Not even! They were after the chopped up raw ones I put in my clients’ hot dogs!! Damn things.
Even better. Fruit flies go well with hotdogs.
Tell that to the customers, would ya?
Fruit flies love green and red chiles as.
I know. These little buggers are such a voracious lot.
Ciao Timothy 🙂
Lovely to see.
I think Gwenyn is very nice. And I do love the name.
It is a rather nice name. Thanks, Shehanne.
It is indeed
Caught in the act!!! 😉 Great shots!
Gosh – that bee is a giant!
Thanks for the Welsh lesson, and for sharing your amazing photos!
Thanks, Tiffany. Is there any Welsh in your mix?
Welsh really seems to like to say things in a long way. Very interesting language.
The shots are super. I adore bees. Are they dead on the ground because it was so cold, and they didn’t get back to the hive in time?
I think the dead bees are old and the cold got them. Welsh has its weirdnesses for sure.
Llithro yn y swydd Gymraeg, braf, Timothy.
Rwy’n malu Cymraeg mewn gerau, yn llithro’r cydiwr. Thanks, Inchcock.
T’is a language that can easily get your gears and mind in a muddle, and a grind to learn it! Hehehe!
It sure is a good size Tim .. and it looks very busy! Great shots ..