A Bumblebee Enjoys the Beautiful Globe Thistle Grown in Cuxa Cloister Garden

A bumblebee enjoys the beautiful globe thistle (Echinops ritro, "Veitch's Blue") growing in Cuxa Cloister garden. In the United States, there are close to four thousand different native bee species ranging in size, color, and social habit.

Read more about the importance of bees both in the Middle Ages and today in the gardens of The Cloisters on The Cloisters blog, In Season.

Video by Andrew Winslow

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