With family visiting for the past week, in honor of our darling daughter’s senior recital, I have been up to my elbows in cooking. I did manage to run out into the garden to photograph our apricot tree in full glory. Apricot trees provide a fantastic source of nectar for native bees in early spring. The blossoming time of apricots is fleeting and, as the petals were drifitng like snowflakes all around me, the pollinators were working furiously. I counted at least seven different species of bees, some so tiny they did not photograph at all well. The first photo is of a carpenter bee and the other two have yet to be identified.