Bees are small, cute pollinators that look fluffy if you look close enough. Scientists suggest bees should not be able to carry their body weight, due to their tiny wings, and yet they do. How do they do it? No one really knows. But that just one more reason that makes them even more adorable.
Nevertheless, this particular species of bee is even cuter. Wildlife photographer Joe Neely shot this image of two bees settling down to sleep in flower, and it is super adorable.
As per the photo, it is apparently perfectly normal for the pair to be cuddling together amongst the petals! Joe was taking some pictures with his fiancé Niccole when they came across these snuggling bees.
“Niccole was shooting over this since orange Globe Mallow plant that was hidden inside all of these pink flowers and she heard the bees buzzing about,” he told boredpanda.com. “Then she notices that some of the flowers had bees in them but they were not moving.
“I came over and study it for a while and more bees showed up. Soon, all the vacant flowers were occupied and this one bee was left out. She crawled over to this open flower and got inside with the other one.”
Experts call this remarkable species the Globe Mallow Bee, namely because of the flower it sleeps in. And we can certainlu say that these are our new favorite bee species!