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