went out to the backyard and sat down to watch the bees this afternoon and saw the wierdest sight the bees have provided me yet!
a butterfly about half the size of a monarch was flying around in the cloud of bees coming and going from the hives. as i watched i noticed that the butterfly was not only circling very fast but would pick one bee and chase the bee for about 10 to 20 feet.
this butterfly was able to catch up with a fast moving bee with ease.
this continued for 10 to 15 minutes, long enough for me to call jp and ask if he had ever seen this before.
of course he had not
this continued until we went in around dark.
the butterfly was dark grey black with blaze orange areas. the only way i saw that was because the critter landed for a moment.