Here in Ky the goldenrod bloom blessing coincides with a curse ( or cursed AT ) wonder of nature- the yellowjacket wasp attacks
Desperate for protein to carry the queen through winter these devils plague our hives and make the bees pretty defensive.
Hives that one could watch up close are suddenly sending out the guards when approached within 10 or 12 feet !
Remember to keep the kiddos away and be careful
I was headbutted several times in the seconds it took to snap these pics today but I use a black IPhone and my thieving Italians are super sensitive to black. They usually try to sting my hands at every close up but today at high noon ( when most bees are out) they are bombing my head .