Do bees sleep in flowers?

12 years ago

Well, you can already tell that I know next to nothing about bees, so please bear with me!

I've noticed for several years that bees seem to be sleeping in my flower heads, particularly cosmos & sunflowers. At first I thought they were dead, since they looked so crumpled up, poor things! However, I would notice that they were gone once the day warmed up, but I'd find more bees that evening or the next morning. I already noticed some in a very full English rose this year.

What's up? I always thought they went back to the hive at night.

Please chime in if you have any knowledge.... I've been telling people for some time that bees sleep in my flowers, and I don't want to sound too kooky if that's not the case.


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