Fuzzy bumble bee on the lavender plant.
There has been a serious lack of honey bees. I'm not sure if it was has just been out here, or if it's nation-wide, but people have been worried about them, as they are the workers who pollinate our crops!
This year they are practically swarming around Hubby's lavender and thyme plants. They are so cute, working away, just collecting pollen and then off on their way. We suspect, since there are just so many of them suddenly in our yard, that someone near by has hives. Whatever their reason for stopping by our house, we are happy to have them!