The blue miniature irises began opening today, and the bees were all over them. My goal this summer is to photograph honeybees on each variety of flower in the garden as it begins to bloom.
The flies have also found the flowers.
As more bees emerge from the hive, it seems competition for the hottest flower increases. At one point today there were five bees on one blue iris. I had the speed too slow to get them all in focus, but caught four at once, though barely.