People are probably most familiar with Lavender as being an essential oil or a fragrance in disinfectant or soaps, but the lavender bush is a pretty ornamental plant with silvery-green leaves and lilac/purple flowers that bees just love!
The bee in the photograph has wings but as they beat 12000 times per minute (3-5 times faster than a hummingbird!) they don’t show up well in most photos while they are flying. He also has some buds of pollen stuck to his leg. 🙂 Much of life on Earth owes it’s existence and sustenance to this little fella and his species.