My back yard is filled with a haze of bees. And all the bricks have bees swarming on them. They appear to be searching for something, but I can't, for the life of me, figure out what they are doing on the bricks. Normally, there will be about twenty bees on each brick.
Generally bees are visible with the onset of summer season here. So I agree with Hridyapal. You should be careful and watchful, especially if there are small kids playing around the place. I hope there is no beehive around.
Hm. Are they honey- bees ; it's a bit strange since they always " work " flying. Some wasps though would make seasonal habitation under a " slab" if the ground underneath is sandy , their babies come out to rest and getting stronger before ready to fly. [ If they are religious type, might have a home- cell gathering or a small camp meeting. ]
They look like honey bees. This is the first time I have seen so many bees in my back yard. Some of them look like they are just "chilling" and relaxing. Others look like they are extracting something from the bricks.
More than likely they are seeking nutrients in the form of minerals as it is common with many species of butterflies as well as some insects. If your bricks are clay (they look like clay), over time and due to weather they slowly begin to wear down which exposes minerals. Many insects "lick" the surfaces in order to extract minerals and salts. http://www.learnaboutbutterflies.com/Am … 0iulia.htm
Bees and other insects are actually attracted to certain substances because of the infrared wavelengths they give off. Ordinarily, these bees would be attracted to a plant that gives off a particular scent , but because these bricks are giving off a similar wavelength to the scent when heated by the sun they are attracted to them instead. A similar thing happens when moths get attracted to a light which gives off similar infrared wavelengths to plants or even other moths.
Yes. They are definitely attracted to something on the bricks. They are there all day long. These are new bricks added to the garden, so there must be something in the newness of the bricks. Like that new car scent - a new brick scent.
Perfect answer. Makes more sense considering honey's capacity of currying many diseases. " Minerals and essentials " deposited by "someone" who created forehand the " expert s" collecting healing ingredience hidden to scientific expertness, for now
I can not really tell by the photo of what species of bees you have, but they look like the bees I have seen in my moms yard every spring. They are out to get warmth, check out the surroundings and the ones I have observed tend to make a winter home underground. They could be gathering to start a new hive. bees are pretty sluggish in spring, so I do not see a need to worry. just let them go about their day and soon they will be pollinating the neighborhood.