A Passion for Passion Flowers

Bug Squad - Happenings in the Insect World   By Kathy Keatley Garvey

Honey bees are passionate about passion flowers (Passiflora).

The intricate tropical flower is their private merry-go-round, their favorite hide 'n seek place, their gathering spot.

If you've been around passion flower vines, you know they attract honey bees, carpenter bees and Gulf Fritillary butterflies.

It's a showy flower to be studied, to be admired, to be photographed.

Especially with honey bees circling it.




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