Surviving (yet another) heat wave
Even the bees are too hot. They hang outside, hoping to catch a cool breeze…or perhaps just feeling too lazy to fly around hunting nectar and pollen. Perhaps the heat has fermented the sugars in the nectar and the bees are in fact lolling around rather drunk. They do perch rather drunkenly it seems on all the weeds that we have so kindly allowed to grow around their home. A lazy monitor lizard has worked out that if he sits just in front of the bee hive, right in the flight path of the bees, every now and then a bee will all but fly straight into his mouth. A delicious mouthful with no effort needed in this heat. I chase him away but I am sure he is just lurking in the weeds waiting for me to leave before he resumes his new post.