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“They live lives of quiet desperation.”  (Not really, but when the going gets rough the bees turn to fruit for nectar.)Bugs' Lives:  The SequelIt can’t be all bad, since this bee was very docile as I photographed it.Bugs' Lives:  The SequelAphids, unfortunately, make themselves at home. We rescued several red cabbages from further damage.Bugs' Lives:  The SequelThe cilantro had matured into coriander, but the bees did not mind the change. Bugs' Lives:  The SequelNext to our garden bees, this forest beetle looks almost armored.Bugs' Lives:  The SequelThe fennel, neglected since we had gone out of town, did not miss us. Neither did the bees.Bugs' Lives:  The SequelThis bee did not welcome my interruption.Bugs' Lives:  The SequelEven the corn tassels are worth investigating.